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2020-2021 General Catalog 
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Medical & Biomedical Sciences Graduate Certificate


A Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Medical & Biomedical Sciences can be obtained by earning a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average in 16 to 18 credit hours taken from a core curriculum plus electives selected in consultation with the program advisor. There is no research component. The core curriculum focuses on physiological sciences, but alternative focus areas may be considered, depending on the student’s goals. The target audience for this program is students seeking to enhance their competitiveness for admission into the professional program in veterinary medicine or other medical professional programs; other targets are students considering graduate degree programs or further training for careers in the biomedical, animal, or public health fields.

Core courses:

Elective courses (partial listing):


Admission into our certificate program will require completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, a grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale in all undergraduate work and graduate work already completed, and an acceptable GRE score. To apply for the Certificate in Veterinary Medical & Biomedical Sciences program, visit the Graduate School website, go to Prospective Students, select Apply Online, and choose the Certificate in Veterinary Medical & Biomedical Sciences program. Applicants will be evaluated by the Department Graduate Committee.

For further information, please contact the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences at 225-578-9889 or or visit