Degree Requirements | MS in Vision Science

In general, the MS in Vision Science program is designed so that a typical student would require two years or five semesters of study to complete the degree requirements. However, post-OD students may meet the criteria in one year, and OD/MS students may complete both degrees concurrently. The total time allowed to complete the MS degree requirements is five years. 

To qualify for the MS degree, a student must complete the following items satisfactorily:

  1. Satisfactory coursework
  2. Pass the Thesis Proposal Exam 
  3. Successful defense of the research project

Your studies at the Vision Science Graduate Program are governed by various academic policies and procedures. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with and follow the academic policies for graduate students. Official program requirements may be changed. Students should consult with their advisor or the program director for current policies.