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OD/MS Dual Degree Program Admissions

Designed for students interested in complementing their OD studies with a significant research experience, this dual degree program is completed simultaneously with the Doctor of Optometry.


Students can enter this dual degree program during their first year at the College.

Application Deadline

December 15, 2018

Candidate Interviews

Current first year NECO students will be interviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Decision Date

January 15, 2019

Application Instructions for the OD/MS Dual Degree Program

  1. Please print and complete the Graduate Programs Dual Degree Application Form, which includes application instructions.
  2. Request that your official Undergraduate transcript(s) and official NECO transcript be released to the Office of Admissions by submitting the “Photocopy Request Form for Student Documents” (page four of the application document) to the NECO Registrar's Office.
  3. By signing the application form, you consent to allowing the Office of Admissions to release your letters of recommendation and official OAT scores (on file from your application to the NECO OD program) to the Graduate Studies Committee.
  4. Interviews will be conducted on a case-by-case basis.