Master’s in Vision Science – Option: Visual Impairment and Rehabilitation (English)
School of Optometry
Overview and specifics
Maîtrise ès sciences (M. Sc.)
Without dissertation or thesis track
Admission in fall
Offered at the Montréal
Walter Wittich, PhD, CLVT
We are pleased to announce a new option in the Master of Science program. This option, offered in English by the School of Optometry at the Université de Montréal, is called Visual Impairment & Rehabilitation.
This program produces professionals who provide rehabilitation services to people of all ages who are blind or who have low vision. There are three concentrations (or tracks) in the program, enabling one to specialize in Low Vision, Orientation & Mobility, or Vision Rehabilitation Therapy. The program is composed of three (3) segments: a 15-credit core segment, common to all 3 concentrations, a 23-credit specialty-area segment, consisting of courses and internships, and a 7-credit research segment. It should be possible for a student to complete the program in 16 months although two full academic years are allowed, if necessary.
A program affiliated with the School of Optometry, whose mission is articulated around three axes: teaching, research and outreach. The School achieves its mission by pursuing the objectives of relevance, quality and openness, and seeks to position the University of Montreal, in the Francophonie as well as internationally, among the leaders for training and research in the science of vision, eye health and rehabilitation in visual impairment.
Examples of possible professions:
Low Vision Therapist
Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments
Studies are governed by the Regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and by the following provisions:
1.1 Eligibility requirements To be eligible for admission as a regular student to the M.Sc. (vision sciences) the candidate must:
Option: Visual Impairment & Rehabilitation
satisfy the general admissions conditions (section XI) set out by the Regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
have completed an undergraduate degree, or its equivalent, in an area of study that adequately prepares one for the chosen graduate field
have obtained a cumulative GPA at the undergraduate level of 3.0 out of 4.3 or equivalent
Program structure (2-656-1-2)
The Masters is composed of 45 credits. It is offered under the option of Visual Impairment & Rehabilitation option (Segment 72)