5 Master Degrees in Optometric Medicine 2020

Earning a master’s degree can provide knowledge and expertise for students who are interested in going further in their careers. A master’s program provides more emphasis on a field of study and is earned after an undergraduate degree.  People with this level of education are able to earn higher salaries and take on more responsibility. What is a Master in Optometry? This health s… Read more

Earning a master’s degree can provide knowledge and expertise for students who are interested in going further in their careers. A master’s program provides more emphasis on a field of study and is earned after an undergraduate degree.  People with this level of education are able to earn higher salaries and take on more responsibility.

What is a Master in Optometry? This health science degree concentrates on biology, anatomy, chemistry, optics and visual sciences. Classroom instruction and supervised clinical experience comprises the coursework required to obtain a degree. It is necessary for a student to have at least three years of undergraduate study in a science field. Typically, a program in this concentration can take up to four years to earn a degree, and some students choose to continue their education to achieve a doctorate.

Valuable skills are learned when working for an optometry master’s degree.  Communication skills are needed to interact with patients and other health care providers. Master’s graduates tend to negotiate higher pay and employment opportunities.

Master’s programs can be found internationally and are typically in a university setting. Some courses may be available through an online institution. The cost of a master’s degree depends on where it is earned, so it is best to contact the admissions office directly to understand the fees and other expenses.

With a master’s degree in optometry, students are qualified to become optometrists, which is a different field of health science than ophthalmology.  Optometrists work in private practice or in groups with other vision specialists. People with this degree can also become instructional teachers in an optometry program. As the population ages, more and more health care professionals are needed, and optometrist positions are expected to increase in demand over the coming years.

If you would like to further their education in the field of optometry, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Oulu, Finland

This education provides biomedical and specialized ocular sciences at the advanced level to formulate a differential diagnosis and to make evidence-based management plans inde ... Read more

This education provides biomedical and specialized ocular sciences at the advanced level to formulate a differential diagnosis and to make evidence-based management plans independently for prescribing treatments to manage ocular diseases. In addition, you will learn to recognize ocular signs of systemic diseases that can be used as information for treating patients' general health, or that may lead to the previous detection of unidentified systemic health disorders. A multidisciplinary approach to manage patients who require treatment for their chronic and/or acute conditions and the need for appropriate referrals will also be taught. Read less
Master
August 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
22 January 2020
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Latvia
Riga, Latvia

The professional Master's programme Optometry (Clinical) offers multidisciplinary studies based on visual science and contemporary primary vision care.

The professional Master's programme Optometry (Clinical) offers multidisciplinary studies based on visual science and contemporary primary vision care. Read less
Master
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
24 months
22 November 2019
English
Campus
 
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The ChM is designed to support advanced ophthalmology trainees in the UK and internationally through a curriculum which recognizes their subspecialist ophthalmic interests in ... Read more

The ChM is designed to support advanced ophthalmology trainees in the UK and internationally through a curriculum which recognizes their subspecialist ophthalmic interests in preparation for exit examination and hospital-based practice. Read less
Master
September 2020
Part-time
2 years
30 August 2020
English
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with the ability to perform independent scientific research with an original component; contribute ... Read more

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with the ability to perform independent scientific research with an original component; contribute to knowledge of and insight into Optometry as well as the specific discipline of research; display skills in related research methodologies and in proper formulation through a Master’s dissertation; only a Research Masters can be done. Read less
Master
01 January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes, Mexico

Course objective: To train professionals specialized in Visual Rehabilitation, with extensive knowledge in the sciences related to the human visual function, to enable them to ... Read more

Course objective: To train professionals specialized in Visual Rehabilitation, with extensive knowledge in the sciences related to the human visual function, to enable them to detect, diagnose, manage, rehabilitate binocular vision anomalies and deficiencies in visual perception applying techniques and procedures for better vision performance. Read less
Master
01 July 2020
Part-time
2 years
Spanish
Online