Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Vision Science

Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Vision Science/Physiological Optics
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,000

This cost estimate represents the tuition for the first year.


The School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, provides the only English optometric training in Canada leading to an accredited Doctor of Optometry degree. The school also provides a graduate program in Vision Science and Optometry. Extensive clinic programs support practical experience for students, and health services for the public.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
      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 honors BSc (or BEng) (or equivalent) in an area relevant to the proposed studies.
    • An honors degree (or equivalent) in a health-related program.
    • An honors degree (or equivalent) with additional training or experience in a relevant field.
    Application Notes :

    • Resumé
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
    • 3 References: academic
    • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 05, 2023