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The Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) degree is a full-time, two-year program designed for pre-vet or animal science students who want to pursue advanced careers in laboratory animal science or biomedical research. The MLAS degree is also a proven enhancement to a veterinary school application. Since the program's inception, MLAS alumni have accepted offers at more than half of the accredited U.S. Veterinary Medical Colleges.

MLAS grad Kassi Miller

MLAS grad Kassi Miller won second place in the institutional category for her poster, Assessing Postoperative Pain and Distress in Rats, at the 2013 AALAS TriBranch meeting.

The Master of Laboratory Animal Science program is the right choice if:

  • You want to enhance your veterinary school application with the specialization that a master's degree provides
  • You are interested in pursuing career alternatives in biology and animal science other than veterinary medicine

Veterinary Schools Attended by Our Students

United States

  • Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health
  • University of California School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine

Canada

  • University of Guelph
  • University of Prince Edward Island Atlantic Veterinary College

United Kingdom

  • University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
  • University of Glasgow Veterinary School
  • Royal Veterinary College

Caribbean

  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine

 
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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Each academic year, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph will hold one seat for an MLAS student who applies to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

 
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Employment Opportunities

MLAS graduates are employed by universities, biotechnology institutions, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies as supervisors, managers, trainers, veterinary technicians, educators, consultants and sales representatives.

Many MLAS graduates attend veterinary medical school and practice veterinary medicine.

 
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Information Sessions

Information sessions will be available by appointment only. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Erin Vogelsong at erin.vogelsong@drexelmed.edu or by phone at 215.762.7968.


How to apply to the Master of Laboratory Animal Science program

 
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