This program is designed for the student interested in a career in optometric research. The OD/PhD Dual Degree Program results in an OD degree from NECO and a PhD from Boston University’s Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.
Students may apply to enter the OD/PhD Dual Degree Program during their first year at NECO. Applications are reviewed by the NECO Graduate Studies Committee. For students recommended for the OD/PhD program, a secondary application and review is then due to, and completed by the Boston University Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.
Application Instructions for the OD/PhD Dual Degree Program
The application is located on the NECO student portal. Please contact the Office of Admissions with any questions.
Submission and Notification Deadlines
- Submit your completed application to the NECO Office of Admissions by December 15, 2018.
- Candidates will be notified of a decision by January 15, 2019.
- If you are recommended for admission to the Program, you must complete the PhD program application by February 15, 2019 through the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at BU.
- You will be notified of a decision from BU by March 31, 2019.