M.S. How to Apply
Instructions for Completing the Application
The application will be processed only after all forms and documents are received. An application is not complete until the following materials have been received:
- The Application for Admission (PDF)
- Letters of recommendation as described in the Admission Requirements.
- A 300–500 word Personal Statement regarding your current goals, plans for your professional career, and reasons for selecting a field of study.
- One copy of the official transcript(s) of all previous college and university work, documenting each course taken and all degrees awarded.
Information above should be mailed to: SCCO Office of Student Affairs, 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, CA. 92831.
Once an application package is complete, it will be forwarded to the Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies. The application will be reviewed and the applicant will either be interviewed or advised of a decision not to admit. No application will be considered complete, and no admissions decision will be made, without a personal interview.
Applicants must submit an official transcript from each college and university attended. An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution. Transcripts should be mailed directly by a registrar to the SCCO Office of Student Affairs, 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, CA. 92831.
Accuracy of Information
The submission of any false or misleading information of any kind in support of an application for admission to the Graduate program of the Southern California College of Optometry can result in the permanent cancellation or rescission of admission by the Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies. It is the responsibility of the applicant that all information is accurate and complete.
The Southern California College of Optometry, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and the College’s nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, (including sexual harassment), gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth and medical conditions related thereto, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran.
Tuition 2011-2012 - MS Program
The tuition for the MS program is equivalent (on a per credit basis) to the OD Program. For the Academic Year 2011/12, the tuition is $525 per credit. Currently, the MS program tuition is waived for the OD/MS candidate.
|Course Fees - MS Program|
|Application Fee / non-refundable||$75|
|Annual Student Association Fee||$105|
|Parking Fee Non-reserved per quarter||$36|
|Late Payment of Tuition Fee||$25|
|Verification of Graduation / OD Program||$20|
Both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) accredit the professional program of the Southern California College of Optometry.