At a glance:

Application and document submission deadlines

  • February 1 (for admission in September)
  • June 1 (for admission in January of the following year)
  • October 1 (for admission in May of the following year)

Graduate research fields

  • Healthcare, Education and Delivery
  • Neurosciences
  • Ocular Biology and Pathophysiology
  • Technology and Optics

Study options

  • Thesis

Minimum admission requirements

  • The program is open to students with at least a 75% standing (or equivalent international level) in the last two years of:
  • An Optometry or Vision Science program.
  • An honours BSc (or BEng) (or equivalent) in an area relevant to the proposed studies.
  • An honours degree (or equivalent) in a health-related program.
  • An honours degree (or equivalent) with additional training or experience in a relevant field.
  • Three academic references
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25, IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • To determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program, visit the Graduate program tuition page on the Finance website. Once you are on the page:
    • Choose your program type: master’s & diploma programs or doctoral programs
    • Choose your residency status: Canadian/permanent resident or international
    • Choose a term (tuition amounts for future terms are posted approximately two months prior to the start of each term and incidental fees are subject to change)
    • Find your program under the appropriate faculty. Tuition amounts are listed per term, with three terms occurring over the course of a year.
  • Review the study and living costs