Master of Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis in Contemporary Animal Services Leadership
Get the skills and tools you need to save animals’ lives and become a successful leader in the field of animal services.
This 30-credit master’s degree can be completed online and covers a wide variety of contemporary animal services topics, from managing people and budgets to fundraising and crisis communications. Put your passion for animals to work with this master’s degree designed to improve your leadership skills.
The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis in Contemporary Animal Services Leadership program is geared toward people who are interested in graduate-level work in animal services and who are looking to become effective leaders in the field.
What you’ll learn
As a graduate of the program, you’ll walk away with the tools and techniques you need to save more animals’ lives and be a successful leader in animal services.
What to expect
The program is made up of a series of introductory courses, a capstone project and focused course groups that we call learning blocks.
Benefits of the program
The field of animal services is in a transformational period, and you can be part of this exciting time of social change.
What past participants have to say about the program
“The MIS degree in contemporary animal services grounded me in the history of animal welfare and guided me through the needs of animal welfare today. The biggest impact that it had on me and my organization, Better Together Dog Rescue, is to see that animal welfare not only includes animals, but it MUST include the people, too. For this reason, not only did our mission change to ‘supporting dogs and the people who love them,’ but our vision and goals include providing services and supplies to community members, reducing adoption fees for veterans, and taking the time to understand culture and privilege within each community.”
2022 MIS graduate
Founder of Better Together Dog Rescue
“As a leader in animal welfare, I never really had a solid direction until I met the great teams with Best Friends Animal Society and Southern Utah University. Their guidance has shown me structure and passion and dedication, and also has shown me my true potential in helping people and pets in my community."
2021 MIS graduate
Assistant director, Pasco County Animal Services
Ready to up your lifesaving game?
You can make a difference for homeless pets in your community. We invite you to start the application process today.
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