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:
Required core courses that should be taken during year 1
Elective courses relevant to the thesis research from the VMB listing or other programs agreed by the thesis committee.
In addition to the program core curriculum, students will be required to complete option specific curricula, as approved by respective graduate committees.
Faculty and Projects
Faculty Associate: Thomas Sharpton lab
Faculty research focus.
For more information about the proposed Comparative Health Sciences graduate program, contact Lynette Hawthorne in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.
The OSU Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine collaborates with other OSU colleges to offer interdisciplinary graduate programs: