Curriculum | Vision Science MSVS

MSVS Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree-Holders (updated on April 27, 2018)

Students entering with a bachelor of science degree, or the equivalent, can complete the Master of Science in Vision Science Program in two years.

Year 1

Fall Credits
VSC-503: Evidence-Based Research & Practice 1
VSC-514: Clinical Optics 4
VSC-514L: Clinical Optics Lab 0
VSC-521: Anatomy, Biochemistry, & Physiology of the Eye I   3.5
OPT-531L.02: Anatomy, Biochemistry, & Physiology of the Eye I Lab 0
VSC-701: MS Vision Research Colloquium 1
Total 9.5
Spring Credits
VSC-522: Anatomy, Biochemistry, & Physiology of the Eye II 3
OPT-532L.0#: Anatomy, Biochemistry  & Physiology of the Eye II Lab 0
VSC-513: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics  4
OPT-503L.0# Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics Lab 0
VSC-701: MS Vision Research Colloquium 1
VSC-752: Vision Science Seminar II 2
Total 10
Summer Credits
VSC-504: Scientific & Clinical Writing 1
VSC-523: Neuroanatomy of Visual Pathway 2
VSC-600: Practice of Clinical Skills 1
VSC-702: Research Methodology 1.5
VSC-703: Introduction to Statistics 2
VSC-753: Vision Science Seminar III 2
Total 9.5

Year 2

Fall Credits
VSC-642: Visual Perception & Sensation 4
VSC-751: Vision Science Seminar I 2
VSC-791: Thesis Research 2
VSC-803: Advanced Statistics  2
Total 10
Spring Credits
VSC-641: Normal & Abnormal Eye Movements 1.5
VSC-791: Thesis Research  2
Elective 1
Total 10

* A total of 46 credit hours is required, including 4 credits of elective courses.

** A one-time two credits of OPT 995 Thesis Research is required. OPT 995 Thesis Research can be taken many times to fulfill the requirement of 4 credits of electives. 

Total Credit Hours Toward MS Degree: 46

Note: Students matriculated before August 2015 need to take 41 credit hours, spread out in five semesters. 

 

MSVS Curriculum for OD Students or Degree-Holders (updated on July 27, 2015)

Year 1

Summer Credits
OPT 991: Research & Data Analysis Methods, Part 1 2
OPT 992: Research & Data Analysis Methods, Part 2 2
OPT 913: Vision Science Seminar III 2
OPT 933: Vision Research Colloquium 1
Total 7

... and other OD coursework

Year 2

Fall Credits
OPT 911: Vision Science Seminar I 2
OPT 923: Research Methodology 2
OPT 933: Vision Research Colloquium 1
Total 5
Spring Credits
OPT 912: Vision Science Seminar II 2
OPT 933: Vision Research Colloquium 1
Total 3
Summer Credits
OPT 995: Thesis Research 2
Total 2

... and other OD coursework

Year 3

Fall Credits
OPT 995: Thesis Research (or other 900-level elective) 2
Total 2
Spring Credits
OPT 995: Thesis Research (or other 900-level elective) 2
Total 2

... and other OD coursework

Total Credits Toward MS Degree: 21