Degree Requirements | PhD in Vision Science
To receive a PhD in Vision Science, students must satisfy the following requirements. Students are encouraged to publish papers and present research at conferences, which is essential for achieving their professional goals.
- Fulfill course requirements with satisfactory performance: The minimum credit requirements vary based on students' backgrounds. Additional coursework may be deemed necessary by the VSG Committee and the student's advisor.
- Conducting an early research project: This can be satisfied with a committee-approved master's thesis or a peer-reviewed research publication.
- Demonstrate proficiency in research skills as evidenced by passing the Laboratory Study course.
- Pass the written and oral comprehensive knowledge examination in four topical areas of vision science.
- Pass the Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Exam. Present the dissertation proposal for the PhD qualification Exam, and obtain approval from the dissertation advisor and the research committee before data collection.
- Successfully present and defend the Ph.D. Dissertation Project in public, and deposit it to Pacific University Library CommonKnowledge.