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College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Master's Degree Program

Program information

Credit Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours of credit is required for completion of the Veterinary Biomedical Sciences MS Degree.

Regular MS Students

Students with a bachelor's degree (but without a veterinary medicine degree) must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit.

Dual-Degree DVM/MS Students

Students with a bachelor's degree who are concurrently pursuing the DVM degree at Kansas State University may apply up to 12 hours of credit from relevant courses in the veterinary curriculum toward both the DVM degree and the 30 semester hours of credit required for the MS degree provided that the grades in these courses are consistent with Graduate School requirements. The specific courses from the veterinary medicine degree transcript for which credits are being claimed must be listed on the program of study under the transfer credit(s) section.

Post DVM Students

Students with a veterinary medicine degree may apply up to 12 hours of credit from the veterinary medicine degree transcript toward the 30 semester hours of credit required for the MS degree provided that the grades are consistent with Graduate School requirements and the courses are relevant to the program of study.

Program Options and Research Credits

The Veterinary Biomedical Sciences MS degree program offers three different academic plans:

Thesis

As part of the degree program requirements the student will complete 6-12 credit hours of research and will write and defend a thesis as the culminating experience for the degree.

Report

As part of the degree program requirements the student will complete 2 credit hours of a specified research project or a specified problem in the major field. The student will write and submit a report on the research project or identified problem as the culminating experience for the degree.

Non-Thesis/Non-Report (coursework)

The student's degree program will consist of course work only, but will include evidence of scholarly efforts, such as term papers, as determined by the committee. This option is not available in the Clinical Sciences Area of Emphasis.