Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Science
The Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Science is ideal for veterinary professionals who are seeking employment in the public sector (government or state biomedical programs), industry or education. Those who are preparing to take exams for specialty certifications, or desire employment in private referral practices that require advance training, will also benefit from this certificate.
Students who successfully complete the coursework required to earn an online graduate certificate in Veterinary Science will have acquired current, advanced information within the area of veterinary medicine and closely related topics.
This certificate can stand alone or may be earned by Master's students within other approved graduate programs.
- Completion of a Bachelors or Professional degree through an AVMA and the Council for Higher Education Accredited program.
- Veterinary technicians with a bachelor's degree must have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours prior to achieving a bachelor's degree.
- Acceptance by the University of Missouri Graduate School.
- When appropriate, a score of 520 or greater on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.
- When appropriate, a score of 220 or greater on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) exam.
- Acceptable references from at least three people who know the candidate well, but are not related to the candidate.
In order to successfully complete the certificate program, students must complete 12 hours of courses through Veterinary Online programs and 3 credit hours of graduate level statistics. Problems, Research and courses graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory are not applicable, and all courses must be graduate level (7000 level or above) BIOMED, V_BSCI, V_PBIO, or V_M_S courses unless approved by the student's graduate committee.
Courses require by the certificate program can be finished within 36 weeks, and must be completed within 80 weeks (five 16-week semesters) after the student is accepted into the program. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 cum GPA, and no grade lower than a C may be earned in any course offered through Veterinary Online Programs.
|Required Course (3 credit hours):|
|STAT 7020||Statistical Methods in the Health Sciences||3|
|Electives (12 credit hours):|
|V_PBIO||Veterinary Clinical Chemistry||3|
|V_PBIO 7110||Veterinary Cytology||2|
|V_PBIO 7120||Principles of Toxicology||3|
|V_PBIO 7210||Animal Issues in Disasters||1|
|V_M_S 7320||Fundamentals of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care||3|
|V_BSCI 7333||Veterinary Cell Biology||4|
|V_M_S 7510||Equine Clinical Anatomy: Forelimbs||1|
|V_M_S 8040||Advanced Small Animal Clinical Nutrition||2|
|BIOMED 8310||Advanced Topics in Stress Physiology||3|
|V_M_S 8401||Topics in Veterinary Clinical Sciences||2|
|V_PBIO 8436||Pathogenic Mechanisms in Veterinary Pathobiology||3|
|BIOMED 8700||Principles of Veterinary Pain Management||2|