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MS Degree with Pathobiology Emphasis

About the Program

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers a master of science degree in biomedical sciences with a specialization in veterinary pathobiology and/or laboratory animal medicine, which is administered through the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. The degree requires 30 credit hours of work including courses, seminars, research, and problems courses. The program includes research in a particular field and defense of a thesis which embodies the results of this work. Certain areas of emphasis require submission of a formal master’s thesis while others require preparation of a publishable manuscript.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: n/a

  • Minimum GRE score: GRE scores required
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • Designated faculty mentor
  • Professional students with a DVM degree may be eligible to waive the GRE.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Academic Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation (can be submitted through the Graduate Studies online application as well)
  • GRE scores
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter of support from mentor
  • Resume or CV

Admission Contact Information

Marie Schlup 
201 A Connaway Hall
Columbia, MO 65211