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 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.

Mark Frasier and students in teh human anatomy 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.

Mike Russel with a bacteria culture dish

A CSU professional master's in microbiology-immunology prepares you to meet the exciting industry growth in biotechnology and industry technological specialization in microbiology. The CSU Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology department 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.

Marie Legare and students in the gas chromotography lab

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 (MD, DVM, PharmD, PA or Dentistry), 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.

CVMBS professional master's programs provide:

  • Exciting Careers
  • Great Community
  • Scientific Leadership in 3 Specialized Disciplines
  • Distinguished Professional Student Educators
  • Intensive Hands-onTraining
  • Opportunities to Meet Colleagues and Future Collaborators
  • Fully Integrated "Prion to Pollution" Programs
  • Pre-professional School Orientation and Preparation

Biomedical Sciences emphasizes anatomy, physiology, and cellular processes and features human and animal cadaver laboratories as part of the standard curriculum.

Toxicology-Environmental Health caters to those who are passionate about environmental issues - including environmental health, toxicology and epidemiology.

Microbiology-Immunology is ideal for candidates with an interest in microorganisms, infectious diseases and careers in biotechnology.

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

Cutting Edge Education

Your professional 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. Your professional master's degree in science will come from a true professional College, experienced at educating and training career professionals. Our College 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

Your place is where you feel like you belong, and that definitely applies to Fort Collins. When you walk downtown for a night out, you'll sense the connection between CSU and the greater community. And as you're hiking up Horsetooth Rock or cruising down a snowy slope in the sun, you'll find out why Fort Collins is one of Money magazine's "Best Places to Live."