From Master of Animal Science to Veterinary School: One Potential Path for Animal Science Students

From Master of Animal Science to Veterinary School

If you’re interested in attending veterinary school, you likely are aware that vet schools are looking for students with certain experiences and backgrounds. This month we’re taking a look at how the online Master of Animal Science can help you get into the veterinary school of your choosing.

Highly Relevant Coursework

Many of our Animal Science online courses are highly relevant for programs focused on animal medicine and nutrition or even careers in agriculture and business. We offer a range of courses that cover such topics as:

  • Selection of Domestic Animals
  • Equine Nutrition
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Ruminant Nutrition
  • Animal Growth and Development
  • Current Topics in Genomics and Proteomics
  • Non-Ruminant Nutrition
  • Advanced Reproductive Physiology
  • Reproductive Biotechnology
  • Statistics
  • Meat Science
  • Nutrition Biochemistry

At NC State, online students can choose courses that will help them to achieve their desired goals and can tailor their education based upon the animal groups that most interest them.

Flexibility to Work with Your Schedule

NC State offers the only online Animal Science masters program in the country. This allows students to pursue their education at an individualized pace, giving them the opportunity to work within their field while pursuing their degree. With the flexibility of distance education, students may begin to build their experience and research while being enrolled, which helps with preparing a highly competitive application for veterinary school.

Connections to Animal Science Professionals

The scholastic and community support that students have access to at NC State is a crucial asset for future plans. The program gives students access to other students and faculty as well as program coordinators and advisors who serve as mentors for those who will go on to be highly successful within the field of animal medicine, nutrition, agriculture and science.

For more information about the online programs in animal science, check out our blog archive. You’ll find posts on careers in animal science, animal science research at NC State and even a student profile featuring a Master of Animal Science program graduate to give you more of an idea of what to expect from NC State’s online Animal Science courses and programs.