Master of Laboratory Animal Science Overview The online Master of Laboratory Animal Science graduate program is designed for those currently working within the field of laboratory animal science who are seeking to take their career to the next level. Combining effective training in basic science with extensive laboratory animal science curriculum, this program builds a solid foundation in all aspects of laboratory animal science and animal facility management.Graduates of the program hold positions in laboratory animal facilities of universities, biotechnology companies, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies, where they serve as veterinarians, supervisors, managers, IACUC administrators, trainers, educators, consultants, and sales representatives.During the program, we ask that you have a consulting mentor (lab animal veterinarian or authorized representative) at your current workplace that is available to help you should you need it throughout the curriculum. Program FeaturesDrexel is one of the only universities offering a Master of Laboratory Animal Science onlinePart-time, three-year program, allowing flexibility for busy professionalsNo on-campus requirementsUpcoming Webinar: Why Does It Hurt? Understanding Pain and the Technicians' Role in Pain ManagementIn laboratory animal medicine, animal caretakers are the first line of defense in managing pain and distress. Technicians are often the first to notice behavioral changes or other indicators of pain, and are an integral part in perceiving, assessing and treating pain in laboratory animal species.Join us on Wednesday, January 31st from 12 Noon - 1 p.m. EST as Drs. Tina Grove and Elizabeth Nunamaker seek to improve your understanding of pain pathways and how common analgesics work in order to improve animal welfare. They'll discuss the important roles that technicians play in the pain management process, how pain works, how analgesics work to ameliorate pain, and how alternative therapeutic modalities and modifying an animal's environment can help with pain. They will also touch upon pain in some of the less commonly addressed species, such as aquatics and exotic rodents. Register Today!Archived WebinarsEnvironmental Enrichment for Laboratory Research AnimalsMaster of Laboratory Animal Science Online Open HouseFor questions, contact:Erin Vogelsong Program Director, Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) 215.762.7968 firstname.lastname@example.orgDrexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Curriculum Required Courses MLAS 501SLaboratory Animal Seminar2.0MLAS 510SClinical Orientation In Laboratory Animal Facilities1.0MLAS 520SFinancial Mgmt In Lab Anim Sci3.0MLAS 521SArch Eng & Plan For Anim Fac4.0MLAS 523SOrganizational Management3.0MLAS 525SAnimal Anatomy2.0MLAS 530SBiostats In Vet Science3.0MLAS 535SBiology & Care Of Lab Animals4.0MLAS 536SAnimal Models for Biomedical Research1.0MLAS 606SClinical Laboratory Techniques and Concepts1.0MLAS 610SDiseases of Laboratory Animals3.0MLAS 801SLaboratory Animal Practicum12.0MSPA 580SMedical Microbiology I4.0Electives Select a minimum of 6.0 credits:6.0IHS 514SMolecular Biology & Biochemistry of the Cell MLAS 500SAnimal Nutrition MLAS 502SOccupational Safety and Health in Laboratory Animal Care and Use Programs MLAS 503SThe Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee’s (IACUC) Role in Animal Research MLAS 529SMolecular Genetics MLAS 531SEmbryology MLAS 545SFundamentals of Histology MSPP 511SConcepts in Biochemistry and Cell Biology PHGY 503SGraduate Physiology PHRM 512SGraduate Pharmacology Total Credits49.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutionCumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred Those with a lower GPA are encouraged to apply, but should ensure that relevant professional experience is included on their resume for evaluationCurrent employment in a laboratory animal facility, with a minimum of two years hands-on experienceRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendation preferred. Examples of eligible recommenders include: Current or previous workplace supervisorPrevious science professors VeterinarianPersonal statement describing your academic and professional laboratory animal science goals ResumeAdditional requirements for International StudentsSuggested DocumentsGeneral GRE scores, at or above the 50th percentile in all areas, obtained within the last 5 yearsThose without GRE scores are encouraged to apply, but should ensure that relevant professional/ academic experience is included for evaluation Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1349 per credit. This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Fall 2017 August 7, 2017 December 8, 2017 Spring 2018 January 8, 2018 May 4, 2018 Summer 2018 May 14, 2018 July 27, 2018 Apply today for the Master of Laboratory Animal Science Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.