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Graduate toxicology student working in Marie Legare's lab

 Students in the professional master's programs gain a competitive edge in their future careers as well as in their future professional schooling.

Master's Programs (professional)


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Why choose a professional master's program?

A professional master's degree provides a competitive edge for those seeking careers with technology-based companies, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations, as well as those seeking entry into professional schools, such as medical or veterinary school. Education is hands-on and highly integrated to provide the science and interactive skills you will need for success.

Anatomy students in biomedical sciences lab

The Department of Biomedical Sciences professional master's program provides students unique opportunities which prepare you for the first year of professional school. Four concentrations are available: human anatomy, neurobiology, veterinary anatomy, and reproductive technologies. Distinguishing aspects of our program include cadaver-based human and animal dissection, as well as excellent neurobiology courses with real anatomical specimens. Individual curricula vary. You'll be ready for the rigors of professional school when you graduate.
Ideal for: students with an interest in anatomy, physiology, reproduction, and cellular processes.

Female student in the diagnostic medicine center

A master's in microbiology-immunology prepares you to meet the exciting industry growth in biotechnology and industry specialization in microbiology. The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology is a recognized leader in infectious disease basic and translational research with over $144 million in active extramurally funded research programs, many interfacing with industrial partners. Whether you're interest is in a career industry or a future including professional school or research, this program is your ticket.
Ideal for: candidates with an interest in microorganisms, infectious diseases and careers in biotechnology.

Graduate toxicology student using a pipette

Toxicologists are trained to study and decipher the effects of chemical, physical and biological agents on living organisms. Approximately 65 percent of our toxicology graduates successfully enter into a professional medical program, while others pursue careers in forensics, pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology, regulatory toxicology, and risk assessment. A number of students also enter PhD programs to conduct research in academia. The Master of Science in toxicology offers laboratory classes and research internships in addition to traditional didactic instruction to provide students with valuable experience to support their academic and professional goals.

Ideal for: students interested in medical and pharmaceutical toxicology, forensics, and environmental health. 

Why Colorado State University and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences?

Cutting Edge Education

A science education sets the stage for the rest of your professional life. CSU's life sciences and veterinary medicine programs are among the leaders in NIH funding. CVMBS integrates everything from the molecular through the environmental impacts on world health. You will work side-by-side with international leaders in your field.

Rocky Mountain Location \\ Fort Collins Equation

There’s something about Fort Collins and Northern Colorado that attracts all of the right elements. The result is a community that blends education and industry, hard work and recreation, tradition and progress. If you’re looking for a college experience with the perfect fusion of culture, opportunity and adventure, Fort Collins is where you’ll find it.