Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS)

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The Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) degree program is a flexible, one to two year graduate program designed for students who want to pursue advanced careers in biomedical research. Our focus is on animal modeling and biomethodology, laboratory animal science, organizational management and facility design, regulatory and compliance, and animal welfare.    

The MLAS program is designed to give students the ability to customize their academic research experience. One person may be studying neuropathways, another animal welfare, and this creates a dynamic community of students.

The program’s academic courses build a solid foundation for a successful career in laboratory animal science and biomedical research. Our graduates find employment in biotech and pharmaceutical companies; academia, government and advocacy groups; or they pursue training in medical or veterinary schools.

Coterminal degrees for Stanford undergraduates

The Master of Laboratory Animal Science degree program may also be taken by Stanford undergraduate students as a coterminal degree program.

International Students

Please note that the MLAS program’s Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code is 26.0102, Biomedical Sciences, General, which is in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) STEM Designated Degree Program List. The DHS considers the MLAS program to be in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields of study for purposes of the 24-month STEM optional practical training (STEM OPT) extension.