Graduate Programs


Comparative Health Sciences Graduate Program


Students enrolled in the MS degree will complete a total of 45 graduate credits, including
12 thesis credits. Students enrolled in the PhD degree will complete a total of 108
graduate credits beyond the bachelor’s or professional (DVM, MD) degree.

In Year 1 of the PhD program, students will be required to complete three
laboratory rotations (organized under a course titled “Research Perspectives”) that will
provide an opportunity to experience several research environments and investigators that
they may consider for their thesis research. These rotations will run congruently with
academic quarters. In addition, all students will be expected to complete the following
program core curriculum, including all required courses and a selection of at least two of
the listed electives, for a total of 12 credits:

  • Research Perspectives (for PhD only)
  • Methods of Data Analysis
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Grant Application Preparation
  • Seminar


  • Molecular Tools (MCB671/VMB671)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Genomics
  • Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Pharmacogenomics
  • Introduction to Translational Research
  • Applied Bioinformatics (BB485/585)
  • Systems Biology & Bioinformatics (VMB670)
  • Mechanisms of Disease (VMB630)
  • Zoonoses (VMB523)
  • Comparative Immunology (VMB673)
  • Mathematical Modeling (VMB631)

In addition to the program core curriculum, students will be required to complete optionspecific
curricula, as approved by respective graduate committees.

Faculty and Projects

List of faculty participating in Comparative Health Sciences graduate program.

Faculty research focus.

Admission Information.

For more information about the proposed Comparative Health Sciences graduate program, contact Beth Chamblin in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.


Other Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine collaborates with other OSU colleges to offer interdisciplinary graduate programs: