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Master of science
A master’s degree in veterinary sciences from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) 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 in a professional curriculum, this may be the degree for you.
If you are a veterinary professional whose master's program was discontinued, it may be possible to complete your degree through the University of Missouri's online veterinary programs. Please contact Dr. Laurie Wallace (WallaceLa@missouri.edu), director of Mizzou's online veterinary programs, if you think you may qualify.
Official nameMaster of science in biomedical sciences with an emphasis in veterinary sciences
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Veterinary Medicine
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*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.
This program has potential benefits for careers in
- Academic research
- Animal feed companies
- Governmental agencies
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Veterinary medical industry
- Veterinary journalism
The online master’s in veterinary 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
- Emergency and clinical care
- Zoonotic diseases
Typical program length3-4 years
Typical course load1 or 2 classes each semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.