Master of Laboratory Animal Science


The department has limited funding available for MS students, which is awarded at the time of admissions by the program.

In addition, prospective students are encouraged to seek funding through:         

  • External funding sources
  • Graduate financial aid at Stanford
  • The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program awards up to 100 high-achieving students every year with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including the Master of Science in Laboratory Animal Science. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by November 14, 2018, and separately apply to the MLAS degree program by December, 2018.
  • Research or teaching assistantships:  


Coterminal Stanford Student Funding (For Currently Enrolled Stanford Undergraduates):

Access to financial aid and other options is very different for coterminal students and depends on the number of units and quarters as a registered student at Stanford.

Coterminal students have full access to undergraduate sources of financial aid until their twelfth quarter or four years of study. Coterminal students who have completed 180 units are eligible for University fellowships and assistantships. However, many federal and private fellowships and assistantships are awarded only to students who have received the bachelors degree. Even after the conferral of the bachelors, there is no guarantee that a coterminal student will be awarded financial support via RA-ship, TA-ship or fellowship.

Upon completion of the requirements for the bachelors, coterms may choose to obtain their bachelors degree early. However, all classes after conferral of the degree may only be counted towards the graduate degree. Please note, part of the strategy which allows coterms maximal flexibility in their course of study is their dual status as both undergraduates and graduate students.