Vision Science Doctor of Philosophy

About us

The College of Optometry offers a traditional Doctoral degree in Vision Science. This is typically a five year program that provides vision science research training and experience.

Before submitting an application, please visit our website at to make sure you understand all of our application requirements. Of note, the application and all supporting documentation must be received by the posted deadline.

Fall Visit Day

Optometry Admissions - Visit Day on November 5, 2022 - See what you can be! Explore Ohio State Optometry

November 5

12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

The Ohio State University College of Optometry offers you a special opportunity to explore careers in optometry, tour our clinical facilities, learn more about the admissions process, and meet with college faculty, students, and administrators at our Fall Visit Day on Saturday, November 5. We encourage high school and college students, as well as any academic and career counselors to attend this event. 

Register online here

If you have any questions about Fall Visit Day, please contact the Student Services Office at 614-292-2647. You can also submit your questions by emailing us at