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Biomedical Sciences


Provide a premier degree program for preparing innovative, globally-competitive and career-ready biomedical scientists who are committed to the improvement of the health and welfare of animal, humans, and the environment and who have skill sets necessary to pursue diverse career paths in academic, public and private sectors.

Program Overview

Graduate education advances original research and knowledge to promote the health of animals and humans through a range of MS degrees that can have a Thesis Option (TO) or Non-Thesis Option (NTO) and PhD degrees. Each of the five departments within the College award an MS or PhD in Biomedical Sciences (BIMS), and there are additional departmental and interdisciplinary programs of study to fit a variety of interests. You can view a list of these programs of study at the Degrees Offered link.

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 the Graduate Teaching Academy, and involvement opportunities in a number of student organizations.

Click here if you plan to pursue a Masters in Science in Biomedical Science Non-Thesis option.


Program Requirements

Students will be required to complete a set of core courses in addition to the courses outlined in their choice of track. Each track is geared towards interested within the field of biomedical sciences to prepare them for either professional school or research. As a part of their degree, students will need to complete a set of three core courses, one required course for their track, and recommended electives geared towards their track. Below the matrix is a summary of each of the tracks to assist students in deciding on which track to follow during their program.


Core Courses

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