24 months
56487 USD/year
56487 USD/year
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The MS in Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) degree program in the Department of Comparative Medicine is a full-time, two-year graduate program at Stanford University designed for students who want to pursue advanced careers in biomedical research, focusing on animal modeling and biomethodology, laboratory animal science, organizational management and facility design, regulatory and compliance.


Key facts

The program’s academic courses were designed to build a solid foundation for a successful career in laboratory animal science or pursuit of higher degrees (MD, PhD, DVM, etc). The Laboratory Animal Science program was designed to give students the ability to customize their academic research experience. 

The Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University is accepting applications for the new MS in Laboratory Animal Science degree program, which may also be taken as a Coterminal Masters program for Stanford undergraduates. 

The Department's faculty are also engaged in collaborative and comparative research, with animal model expertise and programs in veterinary pathology, pain and anesthesia, rodent reproductive biology, infectious disease, cancer, bioengineering, animal welfare and neuroscience. In addition, the veterinary faculty in the Department of Comparative Medicine have oversight responsibility for the campus-wide animal research program and provide clinical service in the Veterinary Service Center. The mission is to advance human and animal health through outstanding research, veterinary care and training.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Mammals
  • Life in the Zoo: Behavior, Welfare and Enrichment
  • Animal Behavior
  • Horse Medicine
  • Globally Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
  • Animal Use in Biomedical Research
  • Mouse in Biomedical Research
  • Blood Cells- The Basics
  • Ouch it Hurts! The Comparative Neurobiology of Pain
  • Comparative Brain Evolution
  • Pre-Vet Advisory
  • Imaging Anatomy in Animal Models
  • Undergraduate Directed Reading in Comparative Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Items which must be included in your online application:

  • Completed Current Graduate Student Online Application Form
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcript 
  • Valid GRE, MCAT, or GMAT scores 
  • Statement of Purpose 
    • The Statement of Purpose should describe succinctly your reasons for applying to the proposed program at Stanford, your preparation for this field of study, research interests, future career plans, and other aspects of your background andinterests which may aid the admissions committee in evaluating your aptitude and motivation for graduate study.
  • 2 letters of recommendation from Stanford professors
  • $125 application fee will be assessed by the Registrar if you are admitted and accept.

Tuition Fee

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    56487 USD/year
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  • National

    56487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56487 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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