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 Master’s 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.