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Laboratory Animal Medicine, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The program, which is generally completed in three years, is research-oriented and requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in the subject, including thesis research. Although the program follows the general pattern laid down by the graduate school, the requirements are sufficiently flexible to permit students to adapt them to their particular interests and needs.

During the first few months before formal classes begin in the fall, the student becomes familiar with the basic principles of the various laboratory techniques. Particular emphasis is given to the techniques and instruments to be used in the student’s research project.

The students also participate in laboratory animal handling, sample collection, and drug administration techniques.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology and Care of Laboratory Animals 
  • Laboratory Animal Genetics
  • Techniques of Animal Experimentation
  • Experimental Surgery of Laboratory Animals

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Penn State College of Medicine’s Laboratory Animal Medicine MS program requires application through the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program (VIRMP).
  • Admission is open only to students who have received graduate veterinary degrees (DVM, VMD).
  • Because of the major commitment that this intensive three-year training program entails, those who accept a residency position may not hold part-time employment or devote significant portions of their time to activities unrelated to the training program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28168 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    21376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21376 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Hershey

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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