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A New On-line Distance Education Graduate Program in Clinical Vision Research Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry Fort Lauderdale, Florida Josephine Shallo-Hoffmann, Ph.D. N. Scott Gorman, O.D., M.S., Ed.D. (Program Director) (Educational Consultant)

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A New On-line Distance Education Graduate Program in

Clinical Vision Research

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Josephine Shallo-Hoffmann, Ph.D. N. Scott Gorman, O.D., M.S., Ed.D.

(Program Director) (Educational Consultant)

Introduction

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures and Application

NSU College of Optometry has developed a two-year, 45-credit on-line Master of Science program in Clinical Vision Research (CVR). This program is designed to assist optometrists, optometric educators, optometric students, as well as other health-care professionals to extend their carrier opportunities by developing and enhancing their abilities to design, develop, perform, analyze, and evaluate research projects and studies.

This innovative program includes curricula leading to a Graduate Certificate or a Master of Science degree in CVR. Following completion of the program, CVR graduates will find themselves well prepared to face the challenges of contributing to the research and knowledge-base of their profession.

To be admitted to the Master of Science program in CVR, applicants must have completed one of the following requirements: earned a post-baccalaureate degree or earned a baccalaureate degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and a minimum score of 1000 on both the verbal and quantitative parts of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Candidates for admission are responsible for the submission of the following documentation in order for their application to be considered: a completed application form with a $ 75 non-refundable application fee; one letter of evaluation from an individual such as an academic instructor, professor, optometrist, other health professional, or employer; and an official academic transcript sent directly from each college or university that the candidate has attended.

A transcript is required from each college or university even though transfer credit from one college may appear on another college's transcript. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, Optometry Admission Test (OAT) scores, or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores are required only if the candidate does not have a post-baccalaureate professional degree. Candidates from countries in which English is not the official language are required to submit the computer version of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

Benefits of On-line Graduate Education

Core Courses

Specialization Tracks

  • Interact with a wide variety of other
  • professionals interested in the same
  • training, and who bring their own
  • unique life-experiences to the learning
  • environment.
  • Receive immediate impact of newly
  • acquired knowledge and skills that
  • improves your ability to perform and
  • interpret clinical vision research.
  • The program is ideal for military
  • personnel who can tailor degree-at-a-
  • distance to their military assignments
  • and duty schedules.
  • Provides an opportunity to collaborate
  • with colleagues worldwide.
  • One of the most attractive features of
  • the Master of Science in Clinical
  • Vision Research program is that it
  • benefits both the students and their
  • employers.
  • Clinical Research Ethics
  • Fundamentals of Biostatistics
  • Principles of Statistical Inference
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Research Design
  • Information Science for Clinical
  • Research
  • Introduction to Research Funding and
  • Proposal Development
  • Presentation, Evaluation, & Publication
  • of Clinical Vision Research
  • Optics
  • Public Health
  • Electrodiagnostics
  • Pediatrics and Binocular Vision
  • Cornea and Contact Lenses
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation
  • Ocular Motility
  • Other Tracks Based Upon Demand
  • Increase your career opportunities and
  • earn a higher income.
  • Study in the comfort of your home or
  • office.
  • Continue your career while you earn
  • your degree.
  • Earn an accredited degree within two
  • years.
  • Use multimedia state-of-the-art
  • learning resources including the
  • Internet, World Wide Web (WWW),
  • and CD-ROMs.
  • Work with knowledgeable
  • academicians and distinguished
  • practicing professionals who are
  • experts in their fields.
  • Receive personal guidance from
  • teaching and advising faculty who
  • work directly with you.

For additional information about the MS-CVR program, please go to optometry.nova.edu/cvr or call 954-262-4226.