General Information

Program/Degree
Animal & Biomedical Industries (MS) 
Program Description
The Master of Science (Non-Thesis Option) in Animal & Biomedical Industries will prepare students for new and evolving career paths in Animal and Biomedical Industries through enhanced education in the Three Foundational Pillars: Animal-Human Interdependence, One Health, and Commerce. Courses will utilize a curriculum emanating from the Three Pillars that develops critical thinking and professional skills, and has clear performance expectations through the use of outcome based objectives. Scientific principles will be emphasized through the integration of biomedical sciences, and engage students in an active learning environment using a variety of effective teaching methods and educational resources that fosters collegiality, while promoting self-esteem, confidence, cultural awareness, and personal and professional ethics.
 
Currently, the UA is working with accreditors to develop a School of Veterinary Medicine. This MS in ABI is a stand-alone graduate degree program within the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences that will become part of the UA veterinary medicine admission process when the new School is approved
 

TUITION AND FEES

Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. In addition to the graduate tuition, there will be a $1,500 per semester program fee assessed for students who are accepted into this program.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences -

The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences (ACBS) brings together animal scientists, veterinarians, microbiologists and others to offer the strongest possible programs in research, education and outreach. This school was formed in order to offer more integrated research and educational opportunities in the animal and biomedical sciences.

 
College
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Julie C Garcia
520-626-3526
Graduate Program Coordinator
Julie C Garcia
520-626-3526
Director of Graduate Studies
Robert J Collier
520-621-7622
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
520-621-3484
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

To qualify for this program, you must have at least completed an undergraduate degree or higher AND you must have completed the following courses:

English 101 + English 102

General Chemistry I + General Chemistry II (with labs) 

General Biology I + General Biology II (with labs). 

Additionally, you must meet the admissions requirements for the UA Grad College. The gpa requirements of this program are that you either must have 1) at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA or 2) a 3.0 or higher on your last 60 completed units. A recent GRE score taken within the last 5 calendar years is also needed.  If you are currently scheduled to take the GRE, you must have your score submitted via email to jcb3@email.arizona.edu as soon as you complete your exam for your application to be considered for recommendation to the UA Graduate College.   International students must submit a TOEFL score and follow the international admissions requirements for the UA Grad College.

 
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE
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Minimum TOEFL: 79
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Financial Aid
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants: February 1st

International Applicants: February 1st

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

The MS Program in Animal and Biomedical Industries is a 1 year program in which students complete a total of 30 units of coursework.  The following courses must be completed:

Fall Semester

ACBS 564a Physical Science for One Health 3 units

ACBS 566 Principles of Disease 3 units

ACBS 567 Computation in Biomedicine 3 units

ACBS 568a Bioeconomy, Marketing, and Business Principles  3 units

ACBS 569a Ethology, Evolution, Ethics, and Animal Handling 3 units

 

Spring Semester

ACBS 564b Physical Science for One Health 3 units

ACBS 568b Bioeconomy, Marketing, and Business Principles 3 units

ACBS 569b Ethology, Evolution, Ethics, and Animal Handling 3 units

ACBS 570 Interactions of Animals, Humans and Ecosystems 3 units

ACBS 571 Risk Assessment, Management and Communication 3 units

 

In order to be awarded the MS Degree in Animal and Biomedical Industries, student must have a least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the 30 completed units.

 

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
http://acbs.cals.arizona.edu/degrees/grad_programs  
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Last revised 30 Jan 2017