Graduate Programs

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Graduate degree programs in optometry are usually research oriented and are for individuals interesting in delving further into the “whys” and “hows” of the visual system. Master’s and/or PhD degrees are offered at many of the schools and colleges of optometry and are identified by different names, but all emphasize and explore some aspect of vision and the visual and ocular system.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY
School of Optometry
Bloomington, Indiana

Master of Science (MS) – Vision Science (Combined OD/MS program as well as non-thesis MS are also offered.)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Vision Science
Contact: Dr. Steve Burns (staburns@indiana.edu)
http://www.optometry.iu.edu/academics/degrees/phd.shtml
http://www.optometry.iu.edu/academics/degrees/ms.shtml

MCPHS UNIVERSITY
School of Optometry
Worcester, Massachusetts
OD/MPH Dual Degree Program Encompasses 5 Core Disciplines (Biostatistics, Environmental Health Science, Epidemiology, Health Policy & Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences).
Contact: Carly Levy, MPH (carly.levy@mcphs.edu)
http://www.mcphs.edu/academics/programs/optometry-od/mph-dual-degree-optometry-od

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
Boston, Massachusetts
Master of Science (MS) – Vision Science (Combined OD/MS program is also offered.)
OD/PhD Dual Degree Program with Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
Contact: Nancy J. Coletta, OD, PhD (colettan@neco.edu)
http://www.neco.edu/academics/graduate-programs

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
College of Optometry
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Graduate Program in Clinical Vision Research
Master of Science (MS)

Contact:  Bin Zhang, MD, PhD (bz52@nova.edu)
http://optometry.nova.edu/cvr/

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
College of Optometry
Columbus, Ohio

Master of Science (MS) – Vision Science (Combined Advanced Practice Fellowship/Masters Program and Combined OD/MS programs are also offered.)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Vision Science
Contact: Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD (walline.1@osu.edu)
http://optometry.osu.edu/graduate/

PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
College of Optometry
Forest Grove, Oregon

Master of Science (MS) – Vision Science
Contact: Yu-Chi Tai, PhD (ytai@pacificu.edu)
Master of Education (MEd) – Visual Function in Learning Pacific University, School of Education (Combined OD/MS and OD/MEd programs are available.)
Contact: Lisette Romig  (lisette@pacificu.edu)
http://www.pacificu.edu/optometry/

PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY AT SALUS UNIVERSITY
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Master of Science (MSc) – Biomedicine
Doctor of Philosophy – Biomedicine
Contact: William A. Monaco, OD, PhD, FAAO  (wmonaco@salus.edu)
http://www.salus.edu/biomedicine/index.html

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY AT
MARSHALL B. KETCHUM UNIVERSITY

Fullerton, California
Master of Science (MS) – Vision Science (Combined OD/MS and OD/Residency programs are also offered.)
Contact: William H. Ridder, III, OD, PhD (wridder@ketchum.edu)
http://www.ketchum.edu/index.php/admissions/admissions_ms_overview

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
SUNY, College of Optometry
Graduate Center for Vision Research
New York, New York

Master of Science (MS) – Vision Science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Vision Science (Combined OD/MS and OD/PhD programs are also offered. Combined Residency/PhD to be offered in 2015.)
Contact: Dr. Stewart Bloomfield (sbloomfield@sunyopt.edu)
http://www.sunyopt.edu/education/academics/graduate_programs

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM
School of Optometry
Birmingham, Alabama

Master of Science (MS) – Vision Science (Combined OD/MS program is also offered)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Vision Science
Contact: Stefanie Varghese, PhD (sbvarghese@uab.edu)
http://www.uab.edu/vsgp

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY
School of Optometry
Berkeley, California

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Vision Science
Contact: Olga Lepilina (vision@berkeley.edu)
http://vision.berkeley.edu

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
College of Optometry
Houston, Texas

Master of Science (MS) – Physiological Optics/Vision Science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Physiological Optics/ Vision Science (Combined OD/MS or accelerated PhD, and MS/Residency programs are also offered.)
Contact: Dr. Laura Frishman (lfrishman@uh.edu)
http://www.opt.uh.edu/academics/graduate/index.cfm

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