International Advanced Placement OD Degree Program

The Advanced Placement Doctor of Optometry degree (APOD) program offers an additional pathway to the OD degree specifically for interested and qualified international practitioners. Eligible applicants will be given a customized course of study that is designed based upon the applicant’s previous educational background, clinical experience, career goals and demonstrated competency during their program.

The application cycle for the APOD program will open on July 18, 2024 for Fall 2025 entry. In the meantime, we encourage you to meet with the Office of Admissions to prepare for the application process. For more information, review the Admissions Criteria and FAQ sections below.