Livestock Systems Health, MVS

for the degree of Master of Veterinary Science in Livestock Systems Health


dean of the college: Peter D. Constable

faculty sponsor: James F. Lowe


overview of admissions & requirements: https://online.vetmed.illinois.edu/MVS-Application-Process

overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply


college website: College of Veterinary Medicine

department website: Master Veterinary Science


college office: : i-Learning Center, 2938 Veterinary Medicine Basic Science Building, 2001 S Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802

phone: 217-300-7439

email: ilearningvetmed@illinois.edu


The primary goal of the MVS degree program is to develop critical thinking skills, instill the desire to be life-long learners, and increase the depth and breadth of veterinary professional knowledge for food-producing animal industries. It aims to develop the skills needed to thrive in multiple career paths including specialized clinical practice, academia, industry, government, and clinical research. The Master of Veterinary Science with a major in Livestock Systems Health is a 32-hour program that will take approximately two years to complete. Design of the program focused on students currently in the workforce.
Elective courses will include but are not limited to the following subject areas:

  • Pathogen biology
  • Immunology and Medical Microbiology
  • Epidemiology and animal health economics
  • Infectious disease control and management
  • Systems management and systematic approaches to problem solving

for the degree of Master of Veterinary Science in Livestock Systems Health


Required:
VCM 565Biostatistics, Information Management, and Data Analytics for Livestock Production Systems3
VMS Experiental Learning (Capstone)8
Electives chosen from the following: 20
Global One Health
Infectious Disease in Livestock Systems
Understanding the Host Response to Infection
Infectious Respiratory Diseases of Swine
Introduction to Livestock Business Strategy
Applications of Data Science to Livestock Systems
A Systems-Based Approach to the Operation of Livestock-Based Food Production Systems I
A Systems-Based Approach to the Operation of Livestock-Based Food Production Systems II
Vet Info Tech/Computer App
Communication Vet Consultation
Vet Leadership Organ Behavior
Veterinary Business Management
Adv Concept Swine Health Med 1
Adv Concept Swine Health Med 2
Mechanisms Viral Pathogenesis
Virology & Viral Pathogenesis
Total Hours32

Other Requirements

Other requirements and conditions may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required 12
Final Exam Required: Yes
Minimum GPA: 3.0