MS in Biomedical Sciences with Emphasis in Veterinary Sciences

Degree Requirements

  • Completion of all graduate work attempted at MU with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate course credit, including at least 15 hours of graded, 8000-level course work. No more than 40% of the 30-hour credit requirement can be satisfied be Research, Readings, and Problem Courses.
  • Graduate students must receive a passing grade from an approved graduate-level experimental design or statistics course. This requirement may be waived for those students who have successfully completed a similar course previously.
  • All Veterinary Online Program graduate students must submit a report of progress and plans regarding their degree program by June 1 of each year they are enrolled in the program. This report must be based on the outcome of at least one annual meeting of their graduate degree committee and must be signed by their major advisor. The gradEssentials Individual Development Plan will be used for this purpose.
  • All reports and will be reviewed by the Director of Veterinary Online Programs, and meetings with students and their advisors will be scheduled if deficiencies are noted. Failure to comply may result in disqualification of the student. 
  • Both thesis and non-thesis options are available. Thesis options require completion of a thesis describing original investigative research completed by the candidate. Non-thesis options requires a substantial project that results in a publishable paper in a peer-reviewed publication. Detailed instructions for these programs are available through the MU Graduate School.
  • Documentation of a passing evaluation on the defense of the thesis work or non-thesis project by an examination committee as well as demonstration of mastery of the fundamental principles of the work included in the course of study for the degree.
  • The candidate must be enrolled at MU in the semester when they wish to graduate.
  • The master's degree must be completed within eight years of enrollment from the time the student is accepted into the degree program.
V_PBIO 7110Veterinary Cytology2
V_PBIO 7120Principles of Toxicology3
V_M_S 8023Internal Medicine Journal Review1
V_M_S 8029Emergency and Critical Care Journal Review1
V_M_S 8090Research in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Thesis)1-99
V_M_S 8485Problems in Veterinary Clinical Sciences1-3
V_M_S 7320Fundamentals of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care3
V_M_S 8040Advanced Small Animal Clinical Nutrition2
V_M_S 8405Comparative Respiratory Pathophysiology1
V_PBIO 7210Animal Issues in Disasters1
V_BSCI 7333Veterinary Cell Biology4
V_M_S 7510Equine Clinical Anatomy: Forelimbs1
BIOMED 8100Veterinary Online Course Development and Teaching3
BIOMED 8700Principles of Veterinary Pain Management2
BIOMED 8710Essentials of Radiation Biology2
BIOMED 8900Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery2
BIOMED 8310Advanced Topics in Stress Physiology3

Advising and Support Services:

Director: Laurie LM. Wallace, DVM, MVSc, DACVIM, Associate Teaching Professor

Director Emeritus and Advisor: C.B. Chastain, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Professor
Administrative Assistant: June Kelly, Administrative Associate I

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