Core Courses - Required
|VME 6810||Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems||3||Spring/Summer/Fall|
|VME 6811||Shelter Animal Physical Health||3||Spring/Fall|
|VME 6812||Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare||3||Spring/Fall|
|VME 6575||Veterinary Forensic Medicine||3||Fall|
MS students are expected to (1) meet with their online advisors at least once annually to review progress; (2) keep an e-portfolio to document their learning and professional growth; and (3) to develop and present a Capstone Project approved by their advisors in the final semester of their program.
A course or workshop that covers writing in the sciences—such as ENC 5319, Writing Workshop, or OpenEdX Writing in the Sciences—is required (up to 3 credits).
|ENC 5319||Scholarly Writing for Publication||3|
|VME 6934||Scientific Poster Writing Workshop||1||Spring/Summer/Fall|
|OR||Other course or workshop:||Variable|
Students can choose to complete (non-required) certificates in Veterinary Forensics Sciences, Nonprofit Leadership, and/or Public Health.
The below courses are available as electives regardless of completion of the corresponding certificate (18–21 credits).
|III-a.||Certificate in Veterinary Forensics Sciences||Credits||Semester|
|VME 6051||Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence||3||Spring|
|VME 6052||Animal Crime Scene Processing||3||Summer|
|VME 6054||Scientific and Legal Principles of Forensics Evidence||3||Spring|
|ENY 6706||Forensic Entomology||3||Fall|
|III-b.||Certificate in Non-profit Leadership||Credits||Semester|
|FYC 6421||Non-profit Organizations||3||Fall|
|FYC 6905||Human Resource Management for Non-profits||3||Summer|
|FYC 6424||Fundraising for Community Non-profit Organizations||3||Spring|
|FYC 6425||Risk Management in Non-profit Organizations||3||Fall|
|III-c.||Certificate in Public Health with Emphasis in Veterinary Public Health||Credits||Semester|
|PHC 6313||Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health||3||Spring (every year)/Summer (odd years only)|
|PHC 6001||Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health||3||Spring/Summer|
|PHC 6519||Zoonotic Disease in Humans and Animals||3||Spring/Summer|
|PHC 6183||Disaster Preparedeness and Emergency Response||3||Summer/Fall|
|PHC 6002||Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (prerequisites PHC 6001, PHC 6050)||3||Summer|
|PHC 6316||Health, Risk, and Crisis Communication in Public Health||3||Summer|
|PHC 6050||Statistical Methods for Health Science 1||3||Spring|
|VME 6934||Topics in Veterinary Medical Science: Introduction to Veterinary Disaster Response||1||Summer|
|VME 6934||Topics in Veterinary Medical Science: Community Cat Management||1||TBD (1 week)|
|VME 6571||Forensic Applied Animal Behavior||3||Fall|
|VME 6615||Veterinary Forensic Toxicology||3||Summer|
|VME 6056||Animal Law||3||Spring|
|VME 6572||Forensic Aspects of Agricultural Animal Welfare||3||Spring|
|VME 6576||Veterinary Forensic Pathology |
*open to veterinarians only
|VME 6905||Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences||1||Intermittently|
|VME 6934||Special Topics (Non-Thesis students: 1-3 credits required in final semester in order to present Capstone Projects)||1-3||Spring/Summer/Fall|
Notes: Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the program in order to graduate.