Master of Veterinary Science Degree

A degree designed to meet animal health professionals at all stages of their careers and help them reach the next level. This 32-credit hour degree requires 20 hours of electives allowing students to design their curriculum to meet their goals.

The Master of Veterinary Science degree offers a comprehensive and flexible program with four elective tracks: Foundations of Veterinary Science, Companion Animal Nutrition, Livestock Operations Management, and Systems Health Management. The program is available both online, with a flexible timeframe tailored to students’ needs, and on-campus, which can be completed in one year.

We offer two delivery options, which one is right for you?

It’s clear that there’s a need and value in obtaining an MVS degree. However, you may be wondering if you have the time to complete the degree. The truth is that getting an MVS will require hard work, but it might take less time than you think. The MVS program was designed to suit your needs and schedule.

One Year Campus Program


16 credit hours/semester

Live on campus

Learn More: Campus Program

Online Program

Set your schedule

1-3 years to complete (average)

Live and work where you are

Learn More: Online Program


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Unsure which path is right for you? Schedule a call with one of our advisors. We will listen to your career goals and help guide you on the right path.

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Jim Lowe

“We designed a flexible degree program to meet people where they are and help advance them to the next step in their career.”

Dr. Jim Lowe

MVS Program Director
Associate Dean of Online Programs and Extension

Who is MVS For?

Everyone wanting to:

  • Continue education in the area of animal health
  • Advance their career
  • Build their knowledge for content creation in veterinary science
  • Gain a new network of peers
Speak with an Advisor Frequently Asked Questions

Meet Our Students

Rosalie Moses with goat

Rosalie Moses, MVS Graduate ’21

“The degree program has prepared me to meet these challenges and to properly handle and issues that occur.”

Essam Otefi

Essam Otefi, MVS Candidate

“The structure of the MVS program provides the flexibility to complete it at a pace that work best with your busy life.”

Brian Spannagel and his wife

Brian Spannagel, MVS Graduate

“I would encourage anyone involved in animal protein production to consider this program.”

Megan Cochran

Megan Cochran, MVS Graduate

“The staff and professors kindness, understanding, and exemplary mentorship have left an indelible mark on my educational journey.”

Brian D. Roggow

Brian D. Roggow, MVS Graduate

“You can accomplish your degree goal with this program while holding down a full time-plus career.”

Irina Pernoll

Irina Pernoll, MVS Graduate

“If you have an interest in livestock, this program will give you a solid foundation.”

This program will stretch you. If you want to strengthen your skills in critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership while building upon your knowledge of animal health, this program is for you!

Doreen Vaughn, DVM


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Trying to decide if this program is the right fit for you?

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