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Thank you for considering the M.S. in Clinical Vision Research program at Nova Southeastern University. Our program provides a comprehensive curriculum that leads to a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Vision Research after one year of study, followed by a Master of Science in Clinical Vision Research degree. We take pride in offering a well-rounded approach that prepares our graduates to become leaders in the field. Please find all the information on admission requirements, procedures, and the application process below.

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to the MSCVR graduate program, applicants must fulfill one of the following requirements:

  • Earned a post-baccalaureate professional degree (O.D., D.O., M.D.).
  • Earned a baccalaureate degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Applicants with a baccalaureate degree must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. An average score in the 50th percentile or higher on the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) or Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) may be substituted. Post-baccalaureate professional degree holders are exempt from the GRE requirement.

Note: Applicants who have earned a post-baccalaureate professional degree (O.D., D.O., M.D.) are not required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be considered for admission on a probationary status.

  • The application and documentation must be submitted no later than one month before the intended term of entry. 
    • April 1, Spring term; July 1, Summer term; October 1, Fall term; January 1, Winter term. It is preferable for new students to start with the quarter that begins on April first.
  • All applicants should request a course-by-course evaluation and ensure official evaluation reports are sent directly to the Office of Admissions:
Nova Southeastern University
ATTN: Optometry Admissions Graduate Program
3200 South University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33328
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries must submit TOEFL iBT scores with a minimum score of 79.
  • Undergraduate coursework from foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. equivalence through specified evaluation services. You should contact:
Education Credential Evaluators
P.O. Box 513070
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3470
(414) 289-3400


Josef Silny & Associates
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
(305) 273-1616


World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
(212) 966-6311

With careful planning, the entire program can be completed in as little as two years. Please note that the Graduate Certificate program must be completed within three years and the Master of Science program must be completed within six years of matriculation.

Up to 9 quarter credit hours of non-degree online coursework may be transferred to the Graduate Certificate or Master of Science program, if completed with a grade of 80 or better.

Admission Procedures

We admit qualified students on a rolling basis. Class size is limited. To be considered for admission, candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Completed application form with a $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic instructor, professor, optometrist, health professional, or employer.
  • Official academic transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • Official GRE, OAT, or MCAT scores (if no post-baccalaureate professional degree).
  • TOEFL scores for applicants from non-English speaking countries.

All data submitted in support of the application becomes property of the University and cannot be returned. All correspondence and documents must be addressed and forwarded to the following address:

Nova Southeastern University
Attention: Optometry Admissions Graduate Programs
3200 South University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33328


Application Process

To request more information about the program, please click here, or contact: Dr. Bin Zhang, Director, MSCVR program.
We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to the CVR program at NSU. If you have any questions, please feel free to request more information.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

At NSU, we are committed to supporting your academic aspirations by providing comprehensive financial aid options. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, our Financial Aid and Scholarships office is here to guide you through the process.

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Tuition and Fees:

We understand that pursuing higher education is an investment in your future success. Our transparent approach to tuition and fees empowers you to make informed decisions about your academic journey.

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Contact Us

We're here to assist you at every step of your academic journey. For inquiries, information requests, or application guidance, please feel free to reach out to us:

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Call Us: (954) 262-1101 or 800-541-6682, ext. 21101.
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Schedule a Session: Arrange a 15-minute telephone information session to address your queries. Click here.

Apply Now: Ready to take the next step? Apply to the Doctor of Optometry Program or the Master of Science Program.

We look forward to connecting with you and assisting you on your journey to academic success.

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