Degree Program Master of Science in Clinical Sciences

The Master of Science in clinical sciences offers two options for prospective students in a variety of research areas:

Combined residency and master’s program: Those who enroll in the non-thesis clinical option are typically post-D.V.M. students also pursuing residency training programs.

Thesis-based program: Students who enroll in the traditional thesis-based research program may not have a D.V.M. and work under the support of a faculty member’s lab.

about the department

Clinical Sciences

The Department of Clinical Sciences offers high-quality education programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence. Faculty and staff are dedicated to advanced medicine, excellent teaching, compassionate care, and discoveries benefiting the health of pets and people.

Program Highlights

  • Faculty are dedicated to quality education and clinical training

  • Innovative diagnostic and treatment methods advance veterinary medicine

  • Interdisciplinary clinical research benefits both humans and animals

  • Compassionate care for every patient

Career Opportunities

  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals

Research Opportunities

There are many opportunities to work with our world-renowned faculty in the areas of:

  • Cancer biology
  • Cardiology/Cardiovascular surgery and heart repair
  • Clinical trials and diseases of dogs and cats
  • Epidemiology
  • Equine, livestock, and small animal medicine, orthopedics, and surgery
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Musculoskeletal biology/orthopedics
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pharmacology
  • Sports medicine and rehabilitation
  • Stem cell biology and immunotherapy
  • Theriogenology

Application Information and Deadlines

Interested thesis-based program applicants should contact the directors of specific laboratories regarding availability of graduate training positions and openings.

To apply, complete the Online Graduate Application via the Graduate School.

Date Action
April 1 Fall Admission Deadline
September 1 Spring Admission Deadline

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