Who should apply?
The program is designed to provide basic training in laboratory animal science, animal resource management and study design to highly motivated veterinary students, veterinary technicians and research associates in educational or pharmaceutical research facilities.
The following elements are requirements to be considered for admission into the program:
- Bachelor's or graduate degree with a qualifying GPA of 2.5 or higher from a regionally and nationally accredited U.S. college or university or an international equivalent.
- The program may grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
- Please be advised that all students in the EVMS School of Health Professions are expected to attain a term Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 to be considered in good academic standing and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to graduate.
- Successful completion of two semesters each of college-level Biology and Chemistry and one semester of Mathematics.
- No more than one (1) prerequisite course will be accepted without a traditional letter grade (e.g. Pass, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, etc.).
- The courses without a traditional letter grade can only be accepted for intro level prerequisite courses of Biology I, Chemistry I or Mathematics I.
- Replacement courses may be accepted for missing prerequisite courses, only with Program Director’s approval. Replacement course syllabus should be submitted by applicant for consideration.
- Minimum of three (3) months or 500 hours of hands-on experience, as described below is required prior to the start of the first semester.
- Applicants who desire a future as a Laboratory Animal technologist are strongly encouraged to continue a full-time experience/employment during the two (2) years of the program to be eligible for LAT and LATG certification through American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).
- Two letters of Recommendation, one of which must verify the minimum hands-on animal experience requirement.
- Personal statement outlining the applicant's academic and professional goals.
- Computer and computer services with various specifications.