Advance your veterinary career

Paula Schuerer

Master of Science `17

Online courses allowed Paula Schuerer to study around her busy schedule and earn her master’s in biomedical sciences from the University of Missouri. “Being a full-time veterinarian and practice owner, if I want to study at 10 p.m. or at 10 a.m., it’s very, very flexible."

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Estimated program cost: $15,268.80*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

A master’s degree in biomedical sciences from MU can help you further your existing career in veterinary medicine. If you are a veterinarian or veterinary technician and aspire to be a supervisor in a hospital or research laboratory or to teach at a vet tech training school, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Scientists

This program has potential benefits for careers in

  • Academic research
  • Animal feed companies
  • Governmental agencies
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Veterinary medical industry
  • Veterinary journalism

Program structure and topics

The online master’s in biomedical sciences is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Classes are semester based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish the program in two years.

Course work covers

  • Chemistry
  • Cytology
  • Emergency and clinical care
  • Nutrition
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Zoonotic diseases

Academic scholarship for veterinary technicians

An academic-based scholarship is available for veterinary technicians who have graduated in the top 10 percent of their veterinary technician class and achieved GRE scores of 151 (verbal) and 142 (quantitative) or higher. Recipients also must be working toward an online MU degree or certificate in veterinary biomedical technology. Learn about tuition and financial aid.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the College of Veterinary Medicine.