Our main campus is located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on Northeastern State University's campus. Our address is 1001 N. Grand Ave., Tahlequah, OK 74464. However, we have many clinics throughout Oklahoma. Visit our clinics page to get additional information on our other clinics. Campus tours and interviews will only be on our Tahlequah campus.
We offer a traditional, four year optometry program. Classes begin each year in August. View our curriculum. We do not offer a fast track option. If you are interested in transferring to our school contact our office at NSUopt@nsuok.edu. Note: We will review transfer applicants only if we have an open seat and the student is in good academic standing.
No. A bachelors degree is not required but is preferred. 90 credit hours along with our prerequisite classes must be complete before students start classes. View the other requirements when applying to our program.
Yes. The courses must be listed on your undergraduate transcript and tracked on your OptomCAS application.
No. It is not required that you have all your prerequisites completed by the time
you apply. If accepted, you must complete all prerequisites before you start the program
in August with a grade of C or better from an accredited institution.
We recommend over 30+ hours. When you apply to the program, we recommend having at least one letter of recommendation be from an optometrist.
Email the course description to our advisors at NSUopt@nsuok.edu.
Once a file is complete and verified on OptomCAS AND the $75 supplemental application fee is received, it will take around two weeks to review the file. Admission is competitive. Not all students will be invited for an on-campus interview. Students must have a high OAT, good grades from their undergraduate studies, and optometry shadowing or working experience. We will review all applications through our deadline on Feb. 1st.
Most applicants will hear back about their application after our deadline on Feb. 1st. If you were recommended for early admission into our program, it could be as early as two weeks.
We do not have any additional paperwork that is required for the supplemental application. We only require the fee payment of $75. An email with instructions on how to pay the fee online will be sent to each student who submitted an application.
At this time, the NSUOCO only accepts residents of the United States.