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Premed Pathway: Optometry (BS/OD MCPHS University-Worcester)

Campus: Boston
School: School of Arts & Sciences

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Premed Pathway: Optometry (BS/OD; MCPHS University)

This professional pathway allows students to earn a combined BS and Doctor of Optometry from MCPHS University.

Program Highlights

  • Faculty mentors with years of expertise in both teaching and advising pre-health professions students
  • A strong peer support network of pre-health students, including a Premedical Society and Minority Association of Health Professions Students Chapter 
  • Committee letter and interview support for students applying to professional school; courses and resources that are custom designed for professional school entrance exams and application preparation
  • Research fellowships, clinical internships, and volunteer and shadowing opportunities in the Longwood Medical Area and Greater Boston

OD Option I

7-Year Accelerated Track

  • 3 years undergraduate coursework at MCPHS University–Boston
  • 4 years graduate coursework at MCPHS University–Worcester
  • Merit-based scholarship is renewable each year at MCPHS University–Boston and MCPHS University–Worcester

OD Option II

8-Year Traditional Pathway

  • 4 years undergraduate coursework at MCPHS University–Boston
  • 4 full years graduate coursework at MCPHS University–Worcester (accelerated, year-round, 32 months)
  • Merit-based scholarship is renewable only for the first 4 years at MCPHS University–Boston

First-year applicants with questions on this program should contact Lynden Weddas, the Admission expert for the School of Arts & Sciences, at or 617.947.6410.

Transfer applicants should find their admission counselor by viewing the application requirements for their program of interest here. Those that already know their counselor’s name, can click here for transfer counselor contact information.