Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

John Smith


A questionnaire was developed to sample first year students at 13 optometry schools across the United States in order to ascertain the relative importance of factors influencing their choice of an optometry school. Of the 530 respondents, the most influential factors overall were reputation and emphasis of programs offered, along with the reputation of the faculty. With this information, optometry schools can adapt their recruiting strategies to better position themselves to attract the most qualified applicants.

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Optometry Commons