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Veterinary Medical Science - Pathobiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #75 (QS) , IL,
The Department of Pathobiology offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Areas of specialization include epidemiology, infectious diseases, immunology, virology, bacteriology, anatomic pathology, and clinical pathology.

About

The Pathobiology graduate program produces leaders in biomedical research and education. The program accepts students from a variety of backgrounds, who have completed undergraduate or professional degrees, into programs leading to master’s and doctoral degrees. Graduate degrees are also offered in conjunction with the campus MD degree (Medical Scholars Program) and the college DVM degree (Veterinary Medical Scholars Program).

The department is home to a nationally recognized residency program in anatomic, clinical, or zoologic pathology, leading to board eligibility with the American College of Veterinary Pathology. The residency program can be combined with a PhD program. Virtually all graduate students receive tuition waivers and competitive stipends while participating in the teaching and research functions of the department.

Professional service, ranging from interpreting submissions to the college’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to developing continuing education courses in molecular biology and industrial toxicology and pathology, comprises a significant proportion of departmental activity.

Expertise in the Department of Pathobiology spans epidemiology, immunology, parasitology, virology, bacteriology and comparative pathology. Through its multidisciplinary approach, the department addresses complex problems in biomedical and veterinary sciences. Research emphasizes multi-host disease systems, with the goal of improving human and animal health at the individual and population levels in a broad social and environmental context. Specific areas of research interest include:

  • Molecular mechanisms of infection, host-pathogen interactions, and immunity
  • Strategies for vaccine design and disease control
  • Experimental pathology
  • Molecular virology
  • Bacteriology
  • Cancer biology
  • Spatial and contextual aspects of health and illness, combining human, animal, and ecosystem health
  • Mathematical modeling of infectious diseases to promote disease control
  • Foreign animal disease prevention, preparedness, and response

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Seminar
  • Biostatistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants for graduate study in the Department of Pathobiology must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0). Grade point averages will be calculated on the last 60 hours of undergraduate studies for those without the D.V.M. degree and on the entire professional curriculum for those with the D.V.M., or equivalent, degree.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required and must have been taken within the last five years prior to application..

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27412 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27412 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27412 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27412 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12688 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Urbana

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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