MSc in Vision Science atUniversity of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science

Course Commencement Date Sep , 2022 View all dates


2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The primary objective of the MSc in Vision Science is to provide strong research and academic background for graduates
  • In addition, there is an opportunity for clinicians to enhance their skills and to carry out applied or clinical research. Students are expected to develop self-learning abilities, critical thinking, as well as problem-solving skills
  • Areas of specialization include Healthcare, Education and Delivery, Neurosciences, Ocular Biology and Pathophysiology, and Technology and Optics


  • University Rankings
    • #151-200

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2020

    • #149

      - QS 2022

    • #201-250

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #199

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 13,88,223
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 9,36,382
InsuranceINR 46,819
TransportationINR 41,183
Incidental feesINR 1,30,734
TotalINR 11,55,118

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 CAD = INR 61.93


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 1ˢᵗ July 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned



  • The program is open to applicants with at least a 75% standing (or equivalent international level) in the last two years of:
    • An Optometry or Vision Science program
    • An honors BSc (or BEng) (or equivalent) in an area relevant to the proposed studies
    • An honors degree (or equivalent) in a health-related program
    • An honors degree (or equivalent) with additional training or experience in a relevant field
  • Applicants will be considered for admission on individual merit and may require a specific program designed to remedy deficiencies in the relevant Vision Sciences with appropriate core science courses


Marks - 90/120

With writing-25; & speaking-25


Marks - 63/90

With writing-65; & speaking-65


Marks - 7/9

With writing-6.5, & speaking-6.5

Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Important Dates

Sep , 2022

Course Commencement Date

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