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Curriculum

  • Course Numbering

  • The first digit of the course number is the level: 6000-first year course, 7000-intermediate, 8000-doctoral level
  • The second digit is the credit hours: Examples: 6298 is a lower-level course with 2 credit hours; 8598 is doctoral-level research with 5 credit hours (these courses are listed each term on the posted University Course Schedule).

PhD Curriculum

All of the following basic vision core courses:
PHOP 6241 Basic PO/VS Part 1
6242 Basic PO/VS Part 2
6152 Basic PO/VS Lab (This may be included in 6243)
6243 Basic PO/VS Part 3
Two of the following advanced module courses:
PHOP 7241 Pathophysiology of the Anteriror and Posterior Segments
7242 Visual Neuroscience
7243 Optics and the eye
All of the following basic research courses:
PHOP 6275 Professional Development in the Visual Sciences
6372 Experimental Quantification in Visual Sciences
6371 Experimental Design in Visual Sciences
     
IDNS 6391 Ethics in Science
21 hours total

Each Semester

PHOP 6160 General Seminar in PO/VS

Electives:

As needed to strengthen student’s education and/or skill in a particular research area, e.g. PHOP 7276 - MATLAB Programming for Vision Science

Research hours (practicum) and independent study (tutorial) are offered on an “as needed” basis to meet the individual needs of students.
Minimum of 5 Hours required

Courses total minimum of 60 semester hours, including written Dissertation.  This track includes a foreign language or technical skill, written and oral qualifying examinations, original research, writing and defense of Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation.

MS Curriculum

All of the following core courses:
PHOP 6241 Basic PO/VS Part 1
6242 Basic PO/VS Part 2
6243 Basic PO/VS Part 3 (includes Vision Science Lab)
Two of the following advanced module courses:
PHOP 7241 Pathophysiology of the Anterior and Posterior Segments
7242 Visual Neuroscience
7243 Optics and the eye
All of the following Basic Research Skills:
PHOP 6275 Professional Development in the Visual Sciences
6372 Experimental Quantification in Visual Sciences
6371 Experimental Design in Visual Sciences
     
IDNS 6391 Ethics in Science
21 hours total

Each Semester

PHOP 6160 General Seminar in PO/VS

Electives:

As needed to strengthen student’s education and/or skill in a particular research area, e.g. PHOP 7276 - MATLAB Programming for Vision Science

Research hours (practicum) and independent study (tutorial) are offered on an “as needed” basis to meet the individual needs of students.

Courses total minimum of 30 semester hours, including written Thesis. This track original research, writing and defense of Thesis Proposal and Thesis.