Graduate education advances original research and knowledge to
promote the health of animals, humans, and environment through a
range of Master of Science degrees that can have a Master's
Thesis Option (THO) or Master's Non-Thesis Option (NTO)
and Doctor of Philosophy
Among the graduate degree programs at the Texas A&M
University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
(CVM), the Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) 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 graduate
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 Texas A&M-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.