Advance your veterinary career

Stephanie Gilliam

Stephanie loves her job at University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center. She splits her time between working as a veterinarian nurse and as an adjunct clinical instructor. Veterinary health care is constantly evolving and Stephanie remains dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest developments. After completing the biomedical sciences online master’s degree, Stephanie is able to better serve her patients and her students.

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."

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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: $16,500.90*

*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

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the College of Veterinary Medicine.