MS in Biomedical Science with Emphasis in Pathobiology

Contact: Marie Schlup
College of Veterinary Medicine
201 Connaway Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Director of Graduate Studies:  Catherine Vogelweid

About the Program

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers a Master of Science degree in biomedical sciences with a specialization in veterinary pathobiology and/or laboratory animal medicine, which is administered through the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. The degree requires 30 credit hours of work including courses, seminars, research, and problems courses. The program includes research in a particular field and defense of a thesis which embodies the results of this work. Certain areas of emphasis require submission of a formal master’s thesis while others require preparation of a publishable manuscript.

PhD in Pathobiology

For admission information about the doctorate of philosophy (PhD) in Pathobiology, refer to Pathobiology Area Program in this catalog.

Admission Criteria

  • Fall deadline: no deadline
  • Spring deadline: no deadline
  • Summer deadline: no deadline
  • GRE scores required
  • Undergraduate GPA of last 60 credits of undergraduate work: 3.0
  • Designated faculty mentor
  • Professional students with a DVM degree may be eligible to waive the GRE

 International Applicants:

Minimum TOEFL score:

Internet-based test (iBT) Paper-based test (PBT)
80 550

Required Application Materials

To the Office of Graduate Studies:

  • All required Graduate Admissions documents

To the Veterinary Pathobiology Program:

  • GRE scores
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letter of support from mentor
  • CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation (can be submitted through the Office of Graduate Studies' online application as well) 

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