Preparation for optometry school is quite a journey with many adventures and checkpoints. We are here to help guide you in your pursuit of skills, knowledge, and experience so you are well-prepared when it is time to enter optometry school.
If your goal is to attend optometry school after you graduate from Truman, we recommend that you partner with a faculty member who can serve as your pre-optometry advisor. This person may also serve as your academic advisor or may be a second advisor. Your pre-optometry advisor will help you assess and personalize your particular journey to optometry school.
Priority Consideration for Admission to University of Missouri—St. Louis College of Optometry
Truman has an agreement with the University of Missouri—St. Louis College of Optometry that provides Truman’s health and exercise science graduates with an automatic interview with priority interview scheduling pending favorable evaluation of required credentials during the admissions process. Students must complete specific criteria and receive a Bachelor’ degree from Truman by the end of the summer session prior to enrollment in the graduate program.
When you pursue pre-optometry studies at Truman, you can get involved with a mentoring program with optometry students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. Learn the ropes from someone who knows what you need to do to be successful in optometry school.
January 27, 2020
Truman was honored with 2019 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Truman has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA school since 2014.
January 27, 2020
Truman students scored in the 97th percentile or above in every category, and ranked in the top percentile nationwide in three of the six areas of concentration.