Prospective Graduate Students
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.
An explanation of the Admissions Process and additional
information about the MS and PhD programs can be found at the links
on the left sidebar.
If you have additional questions after reviewing the information
available on the website, please feel free to contact the Academic
Advisor for Graduate Studies, David Kessler.