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University of Missouri-St. Louis

Professional Program in Optometry

St. Louis, MO

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Overview

University of Missouri–St. Louis / Professional Program in Optometry is located in St. Louis, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Other Advanced Degrees 42

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

403
Applied
106
Accepted
49
Enrolled
26%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam OAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements 90 hours of undergraduate course work

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

172
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.74%
Black or African American 1.16%
White or Caucasian 84%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 2.91%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 13
Male (15)
Female (17)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Visual psychophysics and perception, noninvasive assessment of visual processing, aging and Alzheimer's disease, orthokeratology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO  63121
United States
Contact Mr. Nick G. Palisch
Director, Student Services
Email: optstuaff@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-516-6263
Fax: 314-516-6708

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