Vision Science (MS) Selection Process

Applications submitted online will be available to the Vision Science Graduate Program for review. Admission decisions are generally made within one month after the interview. Applicants will be notified of the final decision through the Graduate & Professional Office via e-mail. The notification e-mail will provide instructions for admission, orientation, and matriculation. 

Enrollment in the Vision Science Program is limited, and admission is selective. The Vision Science Graduate (VSG) Committee utilizes a holistic review process in considering applicants for admission, including factors such as:

  • Academic record,
  • Personal interview,
  • Application essay or other writing samples,
  • Letters of recommendation,
  • Reference survey,
  • Prior research or clinical care experiences,
  • Demonstration of commitment to pursuing a professional career in vision science.

The VSG Committee may consider giving incomplete admission to applicants with satisfactory academic qualifications but missing proof of English proficiency at the interview. The incomplete admission is valid only for two years, and the student must meet the English proficiency requirement before enrolling in the program. After the two-year cycle, the applicant must re-apply for admission.