Master of Laboratory Animal Science Program

About the Program

Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS): 48.0 semester credits

The School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies offers the Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) degree.  The MLAS program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in animal science or a related field and who are seeking advanced career positions in laboratory animal science and laboratory animal facility management. Graduates of the MLAS degree program can hold supervisory positions in biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies, and institutions of higher learning. The MLAS degree is also a powerful means to enhance students' credentials for admission to veterinary medical school.

Additional Information

Erin Vogelsong, MS
Academic Administrator
, Assistant Professor
Drexel University College of Medicine

Office of Professional Studies in the Health Sciences

245 N. 15th St., Room 15305

Philadelphia, PA 19102

215.762.7968
Erin.Vogelsong@DrexelMed.edu

 Drexel College of Medicine also maintains a  Master of Laboratory Animal Science website.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited US college or university or its equivalent. In addition to the completed application, applicants must submit three letters of evaluation (two from science professors and one from a veterinarian or past employer), a personal statement, and official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended or where coursework was attempted or taken.  Applicants must also submit official scores from the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

The deadline for submission of applications is the second Friday in July of the year the student seeks admission.

Contact Information:

Erin Vogelsong, MS
Academic Administrator, Assistant Professor
Drexel University College of Medicine

Office of Professional Studies in the Health Sciences
245 N. 15th St., Room 15305
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.762.7968
Erin.Vogelsong@DrexelMed.edu

Degree Requirements

The MLAS degree can be completed full-time in two years and one summer practicum, or part-time in four or less years. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 48.0 credit hours for graduation. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for graduation as well as grades of "C" or better.

First Year
FallCredits
Required Courses 
MSPA 580SMedical Microbiology I4.0
MLAS 510SClinical Orientation In Laboratory Animal Facilities1.0
MLAS 523SOrganizational Management3.0
MLAS 536SAnimal Models for Biomedical Research1.0
Electives 
GRADUATE PHYSIOLOGY 
GRADUATE PHARMACOLOGY 
 Term Credits9.0
Spring
Required Courses 
MLAS 520SFinancial Mgmt In Lab Anim Sci3.0
MLAS 535SBiology & Care Of Lab Animals4.0
MLAS 529SMolecular Genetics2.0
 Term Credits9.0
Second Year
Fall
Required Courses 
MLAS 525SAnimal Anatomy2.0
MLAS 531SEmbryology3.0
MLAS 606SClinical Laboratory Techniques and Concepts1.0
MLAS 610SDiseases of Laboratory Animals3.0
Electives 
GRADUATE PHYSIOLOGY 
GRADUATE PHARMACOLOGY 
Biochemical Basis of Disease (Upenn) 
Hematopoiesis (Upenn) 
Fundamentals of Histology 
 Term Credits9.0
Spring
Required Courses 
MLAS 501SLaboratory Animal Seminar2.0
MLAS 521SArch Eng & Plan For Anim Fac4.0
MLAS 530SBiostats In Vet Science3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Summer
Required Course 
MLAS 801SLaboratory Animal Practicum12.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 48.0

*

This is a course taught at the University of Pennsylvania. (Students can take elective courses at the University of Pennsylvania within the University's veterinary curriculum. See the MLAS Program Director for a complete list of courses.)


  • Schedule of Classes
  • All Course Descriptions
  • Co-op
  • Academic Advising
  • Admissions
  • Tuition & Fees
LEARN MORE