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MS Vision Science: Application Instructions

You must hold a bachelor’s degree in order to be considered for admittance to the MS in Vision Science Degree Program. You must also have taken or plan to take the Graduate Record Exam’s general exam.

A completed application to the MS in Vision Science Degree Program consists of:

1. A Completed MS in Vision Science Graduate Program Application

The MS in Vision Science graduate program application form is a three-page form that may be downloaded. Most of the questions on the form are self-explanatory. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please read these detailed instructions for completing your graduate programs application:


Transcripts for the graduate programs application must be submitted directly to the College. Transcripts and all other application-related materials must be sent directly from all colleges to the Office of Admissions at the New England College of Optometry, attention: Audrey Burgess. Transcripts enclosed in the application (even if sealed by a registrar) are not acceptable.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation from professionals and faculty members who are familiar with your work and specifically addressing your potential as a researcher should be addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies and sent directly to the Office of Admissions at the New England College of Optometry, attention: Audrey Burgess. The contact information for each also must be listed on the program application.

Canadian students should enter a social insurance number in place of a social security number. Foreign nationals, please provide residency status.

Optional questions are for statistical purposes only and are not factors in the acceptance decision.

2. Graduate Record Exam Scores, General Exam

The Graduate Record Examination general exam must be taken before an application is considered complete. Please indicate in the space provided on the program application the date that the examination(s) were taken and the scores if available. Official transcripts of test scores must be received by the Office of Admissions before matriculation can take place.

The registration fee for the general test at present is $195. Please visit the GRE’s website for more information.