MS in Biomedical Sciences with Emphasis in Pathobiology

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.

Degree Requirements

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.

Admission Criteria

  • Fall deadline: no deadline
  • Spring deadline: no deadline
  • Summer deadline: no deadline
  • Undergraduate GPA of last 60 credit hours: 3.0
  • Designated faculty mentor

 International Applicants:

Minimum TOEFL score:

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

Required Application Materials

Graduate School

Veterinary Pathobiology Program:

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

PhD in Pathobiology

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

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

Director of Graduate Studies:
Jerod Skyberg
College of Veterinary Medicine
302 Connaway Hall
Columbia, MO 65211 

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