Biomedical sciences

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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in biomedical sciences with an emphasis in veterinary sciences

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Veterinary Medicine | Veterinary Online Programs/BIOMED Online

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education

Credit hours

30

Estimated cost

$17,724.00

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

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Career prospects

This program has potential benefits for careers in

  • Academic research
  • Animal feed companies
  • Governmental agencies
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Veterinary medical industry
  • Veterinary journalism
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
15.71%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$66,000
Median salary

Program structure

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 three to four years.

Course work covers

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

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

3-4 years

Typical course load

1 or 2 classes each semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The College of Veterinary Medicine is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Veterinary Online Programs/BIOMED Online