Meet a growing demand. Advance a dynamic profession.

Whether you have chosen optometry, or optometry has chosen you, know that you seek to join a noble and highly-respected profession. As a Doctor of Optometry, you will provide independent primary care for the eye and visual system and meet a growing demand for diagnosis and treatment of age-related eye disease from an aging population.

Rolling Admissions

The Rosenberg School of Optometry admits qualified applicants on a rolling basis. Early applications are strongly encouraged. In addition to the academic aspects of your application (GPA, OAT scores), we look for applicants who have shown an active interest in optometry (shadowing, volunteering) and who embrace our mission of service.

Merit Scholarships

A limited number of school-based merit-based scholarships are available to incoming students. All accepted students are automatically evaluated during the admissions process for scholarship consideration. Merit-based awards are awarded based upon qualifying academic, service and leadership factors. These scholarships currently range from $1000 to help offset books, supplies & equipment to $8000 to help significantly mitigate the cost of attendance.

We also track more than 100 public scholarships and awards for your benefit.

Direct Admit Scholarships

Highly qualified first-time freshmen may be eligible for direct admission to the Rosenberg School of Optometry on a conditional basis, pending overall GPA, SAT/ACT and other requirements. Students who graduate from a Texas high school and are accepted into the direct admit program receive a $2,500 scholarship per year for full-time study, renewable for up to eight years.

To better serve all patients, optometry and vision science continue to adopt and embrace new technology (big data mining, wearable diagnostics, smart phone apps, telemedicine) to improve care and expand access.

BS in Vision Science

(Pre-Optometry Pathway)

The four-year B.S. in Vision Science provides students the opportunity to earn a degree which satisfies the prerequisite requirements for entrance into the Rosenberg School of Optometry as well as the majority of prerequisite courses for medical, dental and other health-related professional schools. Successful completion of the Vision Science degree does not guarantee entrance into the professional Doctor of Optometry program but does provide a strong foundation on which to build a competitive application. Furthermore, graduates gain credentials to embark on a biomedical graduate research career or to enter the workforce as a vision-science or ophthalmic-related specialist.

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Financial Assistance and Tuition

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With a small (68 students), diverse and high-achieving class, admission to the Rosenberg School of Optometry is competitive. Most applicants will have earned a bachelor’s degree or completed a minimum of 90 semester hours of college coursework from an accredited college or university prior to enrolling.

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