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A Special Message from the Dean of the School of Optometry

Congratulations on your acceptance to the School of Optometry at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS).

It’s an exciting time to become an optometrist. As primary eye care practitioners, doctors of optometry provide approximately 66% of eye care in the United States. We serve important roles as independent, highly trained eye care professionals and members of the interprofessional healthcare team.

As an admitted student, you have the opportunity to join their ranks and realize your vision of becoming an optometrist.

Within the School of Optometry, you will enjoy a small class size of just 64 students and a very low student-to-faculty ratio, enabling you to gain critical interaction with your professors and instructors.

You will learn from a dedicated and highly motivated team of full time and adjunct faculty members who will provide you with a quality education that will fully prepare you for clinical practice. In fact, over the past two years, we have placed 30% of our graduates in one-year clinical residency programs, an accomplishment that reflects the superior clinical preparation students receive during their time at MCPHS.

On our vibrant Worcester, MA campus, you will find a close-knit, supportive, and collaborative community. Many of our students choose the convenience of living right on campus, where they take advantage of a number of amenities, including a brand new fitness center. Our students build lasting friendships with their classmates, as they support each other throughout their programs and begin their careers.

I invite you to make your vision for career success into a reality at MCPHS. I hope to see you on campus this fall.


Morris Berman, OD, MS
Dean, School of Optometry