|General Entrance Requirements for Optometry Programs|
|Prerequisite Courses (vary per institution)|
|Optometry Admission Test (OAT)|
|Observation Hours (vary per institution)|
|Examples of Leadership|
|Strong Letters of Recommendation|
|MSU Pre-Optometry Advising|
|One on One, individualized meetings.|
|Navigating prerequisites for application into the professional schools of your choice.|
|Discussing plans for observation, campus involvement, letters of recommendation, and other competitive factors.|
|Set up periodic appointments once or twice a year to plan out a timeline for completion of prerequisites, observation, OAT prep, and professional school applications.|
|Guidance with professional school resumes and personal statements.|
For assistance in planning a pre-optometry path at MSU, contact Claire Palmer
Find more information about a career in optometry, check out ASCO's career guide.
Mississippi does not have an optometry program. The Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and the University of Houston optometry schools both waive out-of-state tuition for applying Mississippi residents.
To check out a national directory of accredited optometry programs and their requirements, please visit here.