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College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Master's Degree Program

Clinical Sciences Area of Emphasis

The Clinical Sciences Area of Emphasis is administered by the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Clinical Sciences. 


The primary goal of graduate study in the Clinical Sciences Area of Emphasis is to prepare students for careers in teaching, research, or service in a clinical specialty area or research and development program. Training in planning research projects and writing research proposals provides students the ability to function with teams of scientists from the fields of biomedical and clinical sciences. The student's experience in teaching and literature study will form the basis for development of future teaching and research programs within his or her discipline.  After completing graduate work the student will be better prepared to conduct research both independently and as a team member.  The department, along with the Veterinary Health Center, has modern facilities and equipment for both basic and applied studies.

The Clinical Sciences area of emphasis for the Veterinary Biomedical Science master’s program can include graduate students, dual-degree students enrolled in the professional curriculum of the Veterinary College at Kansas State University, or concurrent residency-graduate programs.

Course requirements
  • A minimum of 3 hours of credit in a statistics course.
  • Clinical Sciences Seminar (CS 859 or another seminar course as approved by the supervisory committee) for a minimum of one semester.
  • Additional courses according to the desires of the student, the major professor and the student's supervisory committee.
Seminar requirements

The student will present a minimum of 1 seminar in addition to his or her oral defense/examination. The seminar will provide partial fulfillment of the course requirements for Clinical Sciences Seminar (CS 859 or another seminar course as approved by the supervisory committee).

Off-campus research

In selected cases a student may conduct extensive research and training off campus. These activities must be approved by the candidate’s supervisory committee in advance.


For more information on the Clinical Sciences Area of Emphasis and Clinical Sciences Graduate Faculty contact:

Dr. Robert (Bob) Larson
Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
A111 Mosier Hall
Manhattan, KS  66506