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%20OD%20MPH

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/

SALUS UNIVERSITY PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY

Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

OD/MPH Dual Degree Program Includes the core disciplines of Epidemiology,  Environmental Health Science, Health Policy, Biostatistics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences; concentrations in health policy and humanitarian health care.

Contact: Anthony F. Di Stefano, OD, MEd, MPH (tdistefano@salus.edu);

http://www.salus.edu/publicHealth/index.html

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: Michael Twa, OD, PhD  (mtwa@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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