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University of Houston

College of Optometry

Houston, TX

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Overview

University of Houston / College of Optometry is located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 100

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE; OAT (for OD)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

438
Applied
120
Accepted
105
Enrolled
27%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Winter deadline Not reported February 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE; OAT (for OD)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcript, 3 recommendation letters, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

441
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.39%
Black or African American 2.49%
White or Caucasian 43%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.23%
Asian 34.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.45%
Two or more races 1.81%
Unknown 1.59%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

43
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 18
Male (25)
Female (18)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Optics, refraction, psychophysics, glaucoma, amblyopia, cornea
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX  77204
United States
Contact Dr. Earl Smith III
Dean
Email: esmith@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-1899
Fax: 713-743-0965

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