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Professional Studies – Veterinary Parasitology

12 months
1704 USD/credit 61344 USD/year
1704 USD/credit 61344 USD/year
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The Professional Studies – Veterinary Parasitology is a new degree program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, at Cornell University. The first concentration being offered is Veterinary Parasitology.


This Professional Studies – Veterinary Parasitology program from Cornell University is designed for individuals who seek to enhance their careers with specialized professional training in Veterinary Parasitology. Professionals and workers in industry, government or non-governmental organizations are encouraged to take advantage of the flexible nature of the program.

 The MPS degree can be completed in one year, and provides rigorous training in all aspects of parasitology at one of the nation’s top Colleges of Veterinary Medicine. 

The MPS in Veterinary Medical Sciences at Cornell is unique in the country, and provides the opportunity for registered students to:

  • Take in-depth and comprehensive courses covering a range of highly relevant topics
  • Get hands-on lab experiences, with options to pursue experiences at labs around the country
  • Develop and prepare a capstone project
  • Courses and labs are offered in a hybrid manner (mix of online and residential formats) that is friendly to the working professional. Graduates of the MPS program will be competitive for positions in industry, federal and state government, and academia.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Students in this program will gain a broad understanding of parasitology, including basic knowledge of the biology and taxonomy of parasites, as well as clinical aspects of infections such as disease processes in the animal, diagnostics and treatment methods. 
  • In addition, important component of the program is developing the students’ understanding of the role of government agencies in animal health and the interactions required with such agencies with respect to parasite prevention, treatment, and control.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Parasite Identification
  • Non-Morphologic Parasite 
  • Parasitologic Necropsy
  • Cases with Lab Specimens 
  • Equine Necropsy Gluck
  • Clinical Parasitology
  • Medical Veterinary Acarology  
  • Schistosomiasis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vita or resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Academic transcript(s) – undergraduate and/or veterinary degree as applicable
  • Foreign nationals must submit proof of English language proficiency – TOEFL or IELTS
  • Note: GRE general test scores are not required for admission but may be submitted at the applicant’s discretion  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1704 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    61344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1704 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 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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