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Drexel is hosting a University-wide open house for all graduate programs on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Drexel Recreation Center Lobby at 3301 Market Street.

Learn more about the Graduate Open House

Corby-Lyn Dunn, MLAS '02
Briana Wilson, MLAS Class of 2016, and Corby-Lyn Dunn, MLAS '02, at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Faculty Awards ceremony. Dunn, a faculty member in the Master of Laboratory Animal Science program, received the 2016 Adjunct Faculty Award.

The Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) degree is a full-time, two-year program designed for pre-vet or animal science students who want to pursue advanced careers in laboratory animal science or biomedical research. The MLAS degree is also a proven enhancement to a veterinary school application. Since the program's inception, MLAS alumni have accepted offers at more than half of the accredited U.S. Veterinary Medical Colleges.

The Master of Laboratory Animal Science program is the right choice if:

  • You want to enhance your veterinary school application with the specialization that a master's degree provides
  • You are interested in pursuing career alternatives in biology and animal science other than veterinary medicine
MLAS Program Faculty Erin Vogelsong

MLAS Program On-Campus and Online Options FAQ

The MLAS program's Erin Vogelsong explains how the program helps students get into veterinary school and the differences between the on-campus and online options.
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Drexel Master of Laboratory Animal Science program student Christine Vaspoli.

Meet MLAS student Christine Vaspoli

"Growing up in small town New Jersey I never expected I would have been privileged enough to be standing where I am today. I have to admit, coming from an agricultural school like Delaware Valley University, I was a little timid when I was given the opportunity to come to the city. Little did I know, the decision to come to Drexel to get my Master of Laboratory Animal Science Degree would be one of the best I’ve ever made. Throughout the duration of this program, the professors have been beyond helpful and I have gained experience in areas I otherwise may not have. With that being said, I hope to pursue my dream of becoming a veterinarian, and without Drexel’s MLAS program I would have never realized I wanted to go into lab animal medicine. Drexel has prepared me more than I could have ever hoped and I truly feel confident working towards my future endeavors."

Veterinary Schools Attended by Our Students

In 2016, 9 out of 10 MLAS students were accepted into Veterinary School.

United States

  • Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health
  • University of California School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine

Canada

  • University of Guelph
  • University of Prince Edward Island Atlantic Veterinary College

United Kingdom

  • University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
  • University of Glasgow Veterinary School
  • Royal Veterinary College

Caribbean

  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Each academic year, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph will hold one seat for an MLAS student who applies to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

Employment Opportunities

MLAS graduates are employed by universities, biotechnology institutions, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies as supervisors, managers, trainers, veterinary technicians, educators, consultants and sales representatives.

Many MLAS graduates attend veterinary medical school and practice veterinary medicine.

Information Sessions

Information sessions will be available by appointment only. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Erin Vogelsong at eev25@drexel.edu or by phone at 215.762.7968.