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Ferris State University

Michigan College of Optometry

Big Rapids, MI

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Ferris State University

Overview

Ferris State University / Michigan College of Optometry is located in Big Rapids, MI, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 35

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam OAT
Comp Exam Required
Research project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

177
Applied
55
Accepted
37
Enrolled
31%

Applying

165
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam OAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements OPTOMCAS application

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$122,292
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 30
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

149
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.34%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 34.9%

Gender

Male (46%)
Female (53%)

Faculty

134
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 115
Male (73)
Female (61)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Corneal reshaping, spatial vision and vision science, reading disabilities, vision development, vision care access, contact lens studies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,247

Location & Contact

Address 1201 South State Street
Big Rapids, MI  49307
United States
Contact Dr. David Damari
Dean
Email: damarid@ferris.edu
Phone: 231-591-3706
Fax: 231-591-2394