The Master's program in Veterinary Sciences: Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN) is a very flexible program ideally suited for those students interested in pursuing master's level graduate work with a faculty member in IPN but not interested in the Neuroscience program. This often includes (but is not limited to) faculty in the muscle/biomechanical group in the department. Because of the wide range of potential thesis topics, the selection of appropriate class work for an individual student's program is left to the discretion of the student and their mentor. Classes typically include some background courses as well as graduate seminars, professional development opportunities, and a course in proposal writing and presentation. The primary difference between the MS and PhD programs is that the depth of the thesis project for a MS degree is significantly less than that for the PhD degree. Because of the short time to completion, students pursuing a MS degree do not participate in rotations and must have an identified mentor before they enter into the program. The non-thesis option in Veterinary Sciences: IPN is no longer offered.