Master of Education in Vision Studies / Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
University of Massachusetts-Boston

Program Details

A degree program for those who want to work in a professional setting assisting adult populations who are blind/visually impaired integrate compensatory skills and assistive technology that will enable them to live safe, productive, and independent lives.

Specific areas of instruction taught by Vision Rehabilitation Therapists include:

  • Communication Systems
  • Personal Management
  • Home Management
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Blindness and Vision Loss
  • Medical Management
  • Basic Orientation and Mobility Skills


This program requires a practicum.

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • A 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • You will be required to pass the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Communication and Literacy exam for admission
  • Statement of Interest and Intent
  • Personal Interview with Faculty Member

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education