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Veterinary Biomedical Science

Be the top-level scientist or administrator your company needs

The 30 credit hour M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science program prepares early-career students to become top-level scientists and administrators in the animal health industry through in-depth knowledge about animal physiology, diseases and their relevance to human health.

Program features
  • Work with experts in a variety of disciplines that range from technology to business.

  • Tailored for working professionals with evening, weekend, online and on-campus class options.

  • Immediately start coursework before becoming fully enrolled in the program.

  • Flexible, customizable program of study.



With the thesis and non-thesis options and a variety of emphasis areas in the program, you can design an advanced degree that best fits your interests and professional goals.

Emphasis areas
  • Physiology and infectious disease

  • Pharmacology and toxicology

  • Biotechnology and regulatory

  • Professional communication and business

  •  Statistical analysis and experimental design

See the topics you'll learn about for each emphasis area.

Content is framed within an interdisciplinary approach to enhance problem-solving skills.


Career Outcomes

Graduates are prepared for careers in the animal health industry, an academic institution or at a state or federal agency.

A majority of our enrolled students are seeking advanced training to become top-level scientists and senior-level scientists.

Employment in the metro area
  • Currently, one out of every three animal health jobs in the U.S. is based in the KC Animal Health Corridor, which stretches from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri.

  • Kansas City area companies account for nearly 32% of total sales in the global animal health market.

  • Spending is expected to grow significantly for health-related products and medications for animals.


Brittany Wilhite

Alumni Success Story

Brittany Wilhite used her M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science degree to advance her career goals, which meant entering vet school. | Learn more



Meet Your Professor

Paige Adams, Teaching Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine.

Paige Adams, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Teaching Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine

Online bio





Student Andrew W.

"I chose K-State Olathe because it offers degrees relevant to the workforce needs in Kansas City. I'm in the animal health industry, which is huge and part of the animal health corridor here in the metro. The classes are offered at times and in ways that fit into a working professional's schedule."

- Andrew W.

Admissions Guide

Download a pdf of the admissions requirements to this program.

M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science Admissions Checklist