Graduate Programs

Academic Features


PhD granting programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) have joined together to create an Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences (iPBS). The iPBS provides a proven umbrella structure that supports interdisciplinary training, provides financial support, and offers a professional development throughout the duration of your training. All students who enter CVM PhD programs participate in the training elements offered by the iPBS in addition to those unique to each degree-granting program.

CVM graduate programs participating in the iPBS include: Immunology and Infectious Disease, Molecular BiosciencesNeuroscience, Integrative Physiology, Clinical and Translational Sciences, and the Combined Residency PhD Programs (Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Microbiology). Together these programs house over 80 training faculty with active research programs supported by federal and private grants that approaches $25 million annually. In the 2014 academic year, our faculty published over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts in well-respected scientific journals.

CVM graduate training faculty are committed scientific mentors. They understand that the next generation of scientists will have a variety of professional opportunities that extend well beyond traditional academic careers. Thus, the IPBS has been developed to combine scientific training with professional development programs to prepare the next generation of scientists for an expanding array of scientific careers.

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