Curriculum | Vision Science MSVS

MSVS Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree-Holders (updated on July 27, 2015)

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
OPT-501: Geometric & Physical Optics with Lab 3
OPT-532: Anatomy of the Visual System with Lab 3
OPT-911: Graduate Seminar in Vision Science I 2
OPT-923: Research Methodology 2
OPT 933: Vision Research Colloquium 1
Total 11
Spring Credits
OPT-502: Geometric & Physical Optics II with Lab 3
OPT-531: Ocular Anatomy Physiology & Biochemistry with Lab 3
OPT-912: Graduate Seminar in Vision Science II 2
OPT 933: Vision Research Colloquium 1
Total 9
Summer Credits
OPT-991: Research & Data Analysis Part I 2
OPT-992: Research & Data Analysis Part II 2
OPT-913: Graduate Seminar in Vision Science III 2
OPT 933: Vision Research Colloquium 1
Total 7

Year 2

Fall Credits
OPT-662: Visual Info Processing & Perception 4
OPT-914: Discussion of Optometric Clinical Care 1
OPT 995: Thesis Research 2
OPT xxx: (elective course)* 1
OPT xxx:: (elective course)* 1
Total 9
Spring Credits
OPT-503: Physiological Optics I with Lab 4
OPT 701: Physiological Optics II 3
OPT 915: Practice of Clinical Skills 1
OPT 995: Thesis Research (or an elective course) 2
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