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Program: Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Campus: Worcester
Priority Filing Deadline: May 1
Program Start Date: Fall
Admission Contact: Worcester/Manchester Counselors

Prerequisites:

  • Recommended minimum overall 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Recommended Optometry Admission Test (OAT) Score of 300 or higher
COURSE
SEMESTER HOURS

General Biology I with laboratory

4

General Biology II with laboratory

4

Biochemistry (recommended)

3

Calculus

3

English

6

Microbiology with laboratory

4

General Chemistry I with laboratory

4

General Chemistry II with laboratory

4

Organic Chemistry with laboratory

4

Physics I with laboratory

4

Physics II with laboratory

4

Psychology

3

Statistics

3

Prerequisites (as indicated above) must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better. Math and science courses must be completed no more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS University.

There is no requirement that a student must major in a specific area or complete an undergraduate degree, however, the completion of an undergraduate degree is strongly recommended. In order to be qualified for admission to the School, applicants must have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours, the equivalent of three years of college education, prior to matriculation.

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