Achieve more in the veterinary field


Advance in your current role or seek out new opportunities in the veterinary field. These programs are flexible for busy students with full-time responsibilities at work and at home.


Designed for busy veterinary professionals like you, these programs are 100% online: No campus visits required. Stay current with advances in biomedical science while continuing your essential role in your clinic. Take as many or as few courses each semester as you like. Study on your schedule.


MU’s degrees and certificates are some of the most affordable in the nation. Online graduate students pay in-state tuition regardless of residency. Tuition awards are available for military members and their families and graduates of Missouri community colleges.


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The online master’s in veterinary sciences is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

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Master’s degree

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

This program has potential benefits for careers in

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

Course work covers

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

Graduate certificate

Graduate certificate in veterinary science

This program has potential benefits for careers in

  • Veterinary technician educator
  • Diagnostic or testing laboratory technician
  • Regional peer or client educator
  • Veterinary technician supervisor

Course work covers

In this graduate certificate program, students have the opportunity to tailor course work to their interests and applicability to their veterinary career. Course options include:

  • Emergency and critical care
  • Veterinary pain management
  • Cytology
  • Toxicology

Undergraduate studies

Online biomed courses

Certificate: Prepare for certification as a veterinary technician specialist.

Bachelor's completion: Complete a 4-year degree that includes a focus on vet-tech related courses.

CE credits: All courses are RACE-approved or pending approval.

College credit: Supplement your current school curriculum with courses covering topics of interest not available at your institution.

Course work covers

  • Pathophysiology
  • Hematology
  • Anatomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Neurology
  • Critical care
  • Nursing
  • Animal welfare and ethics

What our graduates are saying

Stephanie Gilliam

Biomedical Sciences MS `19

In our profession, you have to be continually learning in order to stay up to date with current medicine. I am a full-time veterinary technician, an adjunct clinical instructor and a mom of two. I am only able to pursue this dream because it is online.

Paula Schuerer

Biomedical Sciences MS `17

For me, every aspect of every course has relevant, immediate clinical application. I do believe I came out of the program much stronger and I believe it was well worth it. I’ve told several of my colleagues — it’s amazing how much you can learn if you just have an open mind to it.

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Are you ready to achieve more in your field and advance your career? Learn more about the College of Veterinary Medicine’s online programs and apply today!

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