Master of Science in Laboratory Animal Science
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Laboratory Animal Science program provides the flexibility of online coursework along with the expertise students need to advance in the field.  The curriculum focuses on all aspects of laboratory animal science including husbandry and care, common laboratory animal diseases, facility management, research design and data analysis, general research and diagnostic techniques, and behavior and management.  Graduates will find opportunities in fields such as veterinary care, teaching, animal resource management, refinement of animal models, development of alternatives to animals in research, and more.


  • Mandatory one-week internship on the EVMS campus required
  • Bachelor's or graduate degree from a regionally and nationally accredited U.S. college or university or an international equivalent
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Completion of college-level science and math prerequisites
  • Minimum of three months or 500 hours of hands-on experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges