Guidelines for Masters Degree

For the areas of concentration in Bacteriology, Pathology, and Virology, students can follow either Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (non-thesis) options. For the Plan A, Master of Science degree, 21 credits of coursework and nine credits of GRAD 5950 or 5960 are required. For the Plan B, Master of Science degree, 30 credits of coursework followed by a comprehensive exam are required. All courses used to meet the degree and concentration requirements must be approved by the student’s major advisor. For the M.S. degree with an area of concentration in veterinary anatomic pathology, students must take the following courses: PVS 5300, 5303, 5392, 5394, and 5594.

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