Graduate education advances original research and knowledge to
promote the health of animals, humans, and environment through a
range of MS degrees that can have a Master's Thesis Option (THO) or
Non-Thesis Option (NTO) and PhD degrees.
Among the graduate degree programs in the College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, the
Biomedical Sciences graduate program spans the five academic
departments of the College and currently offers the degree options
of Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). There are
additional departmental and interdisciplinary programs of study to
fit a variety of interests. The Department of Veterinary
Integrative Biosciences offers two additional programs of study, Master
of Science & Technology Journalism (STJR) and Master
of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health (VPHE). The
interdisciplinary program of Toxicology
has close ties to the CVM through which students may pursue a
Masters or PhD degree.
A major objective of graduate education through any CVM degree
is to emphasize critical thinking, creativity, analysis, and good
scientific judgment. The CVM faculty members accomplish this by
fostering a classroom and laboratory atmosphere that is
investigatory, challenging, confidence-building, and scholarly.
Beyond the extensive mentorship available from graduate faculty
members active in ongoing research projects, students participate
in CVM and TAMU-sponsored symposia and conferences, as well as
regional and national meetings.
The graduate student experience involves additional engagement
with professionals and peers through the Graduate Student
Association (GSA), opportunities to develop effective teaching
skills through the Center for Teaching Excellence, and involvement
opportunities in a number of student organizations.