Certificate in Veterinary Medical Science
Certificate Level: Graduate
Admissions Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Graduate Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 32.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus
Calendar Type: Semester
Estimated Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Gainful Employment Statistics
About the Program
The School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies in the College of Medicine offers the Veterinary Medical Science (VMS) program. The VMS program is a one-year graduate level certificate program designed to help students enhance their credentials for veterinary medical school. It is intended for students who believe that their undergraduate performance did not fully reflect their academic abilities and who are now prepared to demonstrate they can excel.
Upon completion of the VMS certificate program, students have the option to continue their studies in the Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) program. In addition to further enhancing their academic credentials for veterinary medical school, earning the MLAS degree will allow students to pursue advanced careers in laboratory animal science or laboratory animal management.
The VMS curriculum consists of a unique combination of graduate level basic sciences courses, animal science courses, and medical school courses. VMS students are enrolled in several of the same first year medical school courses, as students from Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM). Success in this rigorous academic program can be viewed as an indicator of future potential in professional school.
Veterinary Medical School
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
|IMSP 510S||Medical Biochemistry I||7.5|
|IMSP 520S||Medical Physiology I||3.5|
|MLAS 525S||Animal Anatomy||2.0|
|MLAS 606S||Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Concepts||1.0|
|MSPA 580S||Medical Microbiology I||4.0|
|IMSP 511S||Medical Biochemistry II||0.5|
|IMSP 521S||Medical Physiology II||3.5|
|MLAS 529S||Molecular Genetics||2.0|
|MLAS 530S||Biostats In Vet Science||3.0|
|MSPP 513S||Special Topics in Anatomy||4.0|
|Total Credit: 31.0|
Students will be selected on the basis of adequate educational background and veterinary/ research/ animal care experience.
Prerequisite coursework includes: chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, and physics.
Candidates for admission must provide the following credentials:
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- General Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores at or above the 60th percentile in all areas obtained within the last 5 years
- Official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended
- Three letters of reference, two must be from science professors
- Personal statement stating the applicant's academic and professional goals
The deadline for submission of applications is the second Friday in July of the year the student seeks admission.