NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

256 College of Optometry NSU’s College of Optometry has a two-year, 45-credit, allonline Master of Science in Clinical Vision Research (CVR) program. This program is designed to help optometrists, optometric educators, optometric students, and other professionals enhance their ability to perform clinical research. This innovative program includes curricula leading to a master of science in CVR. The program requirements may be completed at home or a library at times convenient to the student. Core Courses • CVR 7200—Clinical Research Ethics • CVR 7300—Fundamentals of Biostatistics • CVR 7310—Principle of Statistical I nference • CVR 7400—Clinical Research Design • CVR 7500—Information Science for Clinical Research • CVR 7600—Introduction to Research Funding and Proposal Development • CVR 7700—Presentation, Evaluation, and Publication of Clinical Vision Research • CVR 7800—Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Subject Research • CVR 8210—Visual Health and International Development • CVR 8220—Epidemiology The M.S. in Clinical Vision Research program of NSU’s College of Optometry selects students based on their application content, academic performance, test scores (if the applicant does not have a postbaccalaureate degree), and one letter of recommendation. To be admitted to the program, applicants must have completed one of the following: • earned a previous postbaccalaureate professional degree (e.g., O.D., D.O., or M.D.) OR • earned a baccalaureate degree with a minimumgrade point average of 3.0 Admissions Requirements /Application Process Applicants for admission are responsible for the submission of the following documentation in order for their application to be considered: • a completed, online application form with a $50, nonrefundable application fee • one letter of recommendation from an individual, such as an academic instructor, professor, optometrist, other health professional, or employer • one official copy of the applicant’s academic transcript, sent directly from each college or university that the applicant attended Transcripts must be “official.” The school seal must be imprinted or embossed on the transcripts and they should be forwarded in a sealed envelope directly from the institution in order to be considered an official transcript. Photocopies and facsimiles will not be accepted. A transcript is required from each college or university, even though transfer credit fromone collegemay appear on another college’s transcript. Applicants with coursework taken at institutions outside of the United States must have coursework evaluated by a NACES evaluation service for United States equivalence. • official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, Optometry Admission Test (OAT) scores, or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores, if the applicant does not have a postbaccalaureate professional degree Applicants whose grade point average is below a 3.0 must achieve an average score in the 50th percentile (verbal 151, quantitative reasoning 153, analytical writing 3.5) or higher on the GRE. An average score in the 50th percentile or higher on either the OAT or MCAT may be substituted. Applicants from countries in which English is not the official language are required to submit • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): score of 79–80 on the Internet-based test • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): score of 6.0 on the test module All data submitted in support of the application becomes property of the university and cannot be returned. All correspondence and documents must be addressed and forwarded to Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services College of Optometry Graduate Programs, Office of Admissions 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905 For program specific information, please contact Bin Zhang at bz52@nova.edu. Master of Science in Clinical Vision Research Graduate Program

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