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Graduate Programs

Graduate Program

There are several mechanisms a student can use to pursue graduate work in our group. Regardless of the pathway, contact Dr. Criscitiello early to discuss possible projects and funding. Also inquire with the particular program for the formal application process. Competitive thesis and dissertation applicants need a 310/4.5 on the GRE, strong science background with >3.4 in science classes, research experience and an interest in molecular immunology, comparative immunogenetics and bioinformatics. If you think you can improve your GRE score to 320 or above you should do so... it will make many things easier.

We are in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology through which one can obtain a Ph.D. in Veterinary Microbiology.

Mike has a joint appointment in the department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, so a Ph.D. can be pursued through the Medical Sciences graduate program of the Texas A&M Health Science Center's College of Medicine.

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences confers both thesis M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Criscitiello is a member of the interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree-granting Faculty of Genetics.

The Professional Program in Biotechnology hones bench prowess with business accumen, and a non-thesis M.S. can be taken with lab work in our group.

And, Mike is in the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology, through which a Ph.D. may also be pursued.

We are excited that the Texas A&M Interdisciplinary Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology now confers degrees.

Lastly, students wishing to work towards a degree while taking rigorous post-bac course work with the goal of further professional or graduate school matriculation can pursue a non-thesis M.S. in the Biomedical Sciences program.