Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    Dec 03, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Medical Sciences


In the College of Veterinary Medicine .

The M.P.S. degree, administered through the Graduate School , can be completed through part-time or full-time study, with a maximum of 4 years allowed to fulfill all degree requirements (36 credits). The unique hybrid format of the M.P.S. program is such that the majority of courses are taught online, and most classes consist of video-recorded lectures that can be watched at a student’s own pace. This aspect of the MPS program allows students to set their own schedules in completing course content, which can be consumed from any location so long as one has a computer with internet access (a requirement of the program). 

In addition to online coursework, students are required to be on Cornell campus for 5 laboratory courses, one in-residency day each semester, and for a final presentation. Students will be able to choose from 5 of 6 scheduled laboratories each academic year (2 offered each semester). The laboratories are one-week in length (5 full work days) and are scheduled in advance. The in-residency days that must be attended by students (full and part-time) each semester will be held upon the conclusion of one of the laboratories every semester for one full-day (generally Saturday or Sunday). Full-time students must take a minimum of one lab at Cornell per semester: Fall, Spring, Summer and will be on campus for a minimum of 6 days per semester (5 days for lab and one day for in-residency day); part-time students will be required to complete the required laboratory courses over 4 years and attend an in-residency day each semester. There is flexibility in the program to allow for alternative scheduling according to each student’s needs; however, all degree requirements must be completed within 4 years of matriculation.

Requirements


Full Time Students (3 semesters – Fall, Spring, Summer)

  • Laboratory — 5: 1-2 each semester at Cornell campus
  • In Residency Day — 1 per semester
  • Final Presentation — 1 day at end of program
  • Minimum days on campus per Semester — 6 : 5 days of lab and 1 in residency day
  • Courses — Hybrid- online instruction and required in residency day
  • Credits — 36 (12 credits/ semester)

Part Time Students

  • Laboratory — 5: not to exceed 4 years at Cornell campus
  • In Residency Day — 1 per semester
  • Final Presentation — 1 day at end of program
  • Minimum days on campus per Semester — 1 in residency day
  • Courses — Hybrid- online instruction and required in residency day
  • Credits — 36