Lincoln Memorial University
Menu

Welcome to Lincoln Memorial University and the Master of Science (MS) program! 

 

Thank you for your interest in the Veterinary Biomedical Science (VBS) program.  The MS VBS is a degree program designed for students seeking advanced study in the biomedical sciences with both non-thesis and thesis options.  Graduates develop a strong foundation in comparative veterinary anatomy and are expected to independently explore the primary literature, analyze and critique published reports, and communicate in formal oral and written methodologies.  Graduates of the program have many options and can pursue a:  1) professional program of study, such as admission to a College of Veterinary Medicine 2) doctoral-level education in health-related professions, or 3) pathway to biomedical research. 

 

On a personal note, I have been an LMU faulty member since 2001 and am a member of the Pre-clinical faculty in LMU’s College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM).  My research interests include the epidemiology and immunology of parasitic, viral and zoonotic diseases.  My husband, Dr. Charles Faulkner is also a member of the LMU faculty and we have one son, Joe.  I enjoy spending time with our five dogs, knitting, gardening and relaxing by the pool.

 

I look forward to welcoming you to LMU!

 

Dr. Vina Faulkner

MS VBS Program Director

Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine

 

 

 

Non-Thesis Coursework
Fall Semester 
BCHM 603  Advanced Cellular Biochemistry 3
LSCI 603 Colloquial Principles of Life Science 1
LSCI 604 Graduate Life Science Research Design & Analysis 3
VANT 710 Veterinary Anatomy I 5
  Graduate Elective Hours 3
  TOTAL 15
     
Spring Semester 
LSCI 503  Advanced Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology 3
LSCI 510 Advanced Vertebrate Physiology 3
LSCI 603 Colloquial Principles of Life Science 1
LSCI 683 Life Science Graduate Research Project 3
 VANT 720 Veterinary Anatomy II 5
  TOTAL 15

 

 

Thesis, Required Coursework*
Fall Semester
LSCI 603 Colloquial Principles of Life Science 1
LSCI 604 Graduate Life Science Research Design & Analysis 3
LSCI 605 Scholarly Writing in Life Science 2
VANT 710 Veterinary Anatomy I 5
  Graduate Elective As determined by the Supervisory Committee  
  TOTAL 15
     
Spring Semester
LSCI 603 Colloquial Principles of Life Science 1
LSCI 683 Life Science Graduate Research Project 3
LSCI 693 Life Science Thesis Research 6
VANT 720 Veterinary Anatomy II 5
  TOTAL 15
     
Summer Semester
 

Additional Graduate Research may be required

as determined by the Supervisory Committee

 

 

Both courses of study require a minimum of 30 credit hours to complete.

 

*The thesis option will follow the guidelines, or their subsequent revisions as detailed in the LMU MS Supervisory Committee Guidebook and as listed in this Master of Science Graduate Catalog pertaining to supervisory committees, proposal approval, thesis format, and thesis defense. This option may be continued in parallel while pursuing the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

The student must declare their intention to pursue this option by the end of their first semester in the Master of Science program and have their thesis proposal written and approved by their thesis supervisory committee by the end of their first spring before summer research. After completing the core, required courses as listed above for the VBS Thesis track, the tuition rate for Life Science Thesis Research course credits shall be the same as for the Life Science Research major which is $440 per credit hour.

  

Elective Courses
BCHM 503 Advanced Biochemistry (3)
LSCI 503 Advanced Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology (3)
LSCI 504 Advanced Techniques for Molecular Biology (2)
LSCI 505 Advanced Ecology & Field Biology
LSCI 506 Microscopic Imaging Theory and Techniques (3)
LSCI 507 Life Science Research Instrumentation (2)
LSCI 508 Techniques in Physiological Research (2)
LSCI 510 Advanced Vertebrate Physiology (3)
LSCI 606 Applied Ethics in Biomedical Sciences (3)
LSCI 653 Life Science Graduate Special Topics (1-3)
LSCI 693 Life Science Thesis Research (1-9)
STAT 683 Applied Statistical Analysis (1)

Master of Science Catalog

 

 

Connect

423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752