Application Eligibility | PhD in Vision Science

Applicants to the PhD in Vision Science Program must have a bachelor's degree (or recognized equivalent) from an accredited institution. While a Master’s degree is not required for application, students admitted to the PhD Program without a relevant Master’s degree must complete the Master’s degree requirement before applying for the PhD Candidacy.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our program, we accept students with various backgrounds including psychology, optometry, engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, biophysics, neuroscience, mathematics, molecular and cell biology, and integrative biology. The degree is open to applicants who have completed or are on track to meet the equivalent of a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution and fulfill all of the admissions requirements