Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Handbook
The Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program offers the following degree programs:
1. PhD and MS program
Research leading to either the PhD and/or MS is supported by graduate faculty of the CVM. Competitive applicants will have completed a BS, MS, or DVM degree. This is a research based program and all students must complete a thesis or dissertation. Applications instructions are here: http://vet.osu.edu/education/application-instructions
2. Residency/MS Program
This course of study is designed for DVM's that are selected for residency training programs in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (anesthesiology, camelid medicine, emergency and critical care, equine ambulatory, radiology, radiation oncology, cardiology, dermatology, small animal internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, small animal surgery), and Veterinary Preventative Medicine (laboratory animal medicine, zoo and wildlife conservation medicine and ecosystem health residency). Applications are submitted to the residency program coordinator of the appropriate department, and the name of the applicant accepted into the residency program will be forwarded to the College Graduate Program Coordinator for processing. With support of the student's graduate advisory committee, individuals have the option of continuing their research beyond the MS in order to defend a PhD dissertation following completion of the residency portion of the program.
3. Pathology Residency/PhD Program
This course of study is designed for DVM's with some prior research experience that are selected for pathology residency training in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences. Applications are submitted to the residency program coordinator of the appropriate department. Candidates selected for the Combined Residency/PhD Program will be simultaneously evaluated by the college graduate studies committee prior to formal admission to the program.
4. Combined DVM/MS Program
This course of study is designed for individuals enrolled in the DVM professional degree program who are also interested in simultaneously pursuing research leading to the MS. Completion of the DVM and MS are concurrent. Interested students should contact the College Graduate Program Coordinator for more information on the program requirements and the application process. Students must matriculate into the DVM program (http://vet.osu.edu/Admissions.htm) and complete one year before beginning the MS degree. Then, a separate application is required to enter the MS program. With support of the student's graduate advisory committee, individuals have the option of continuing their research in order to defend a PhD dissertation following completion of the DVM/MS.
5. Veterinary Public Health Program
The Colleges of Public Health and Veterinary Medicine collaborate to offer this specialization in the Masters of Public Health Program. It is one of only two such programs certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. More information regarding the Veterinary Public Health specialization within the Masters of Public Health program (MPH-VPH) can be found here: http://cph.osu.edu/prospective-students/mph/veterinary-public-health Students must submit a separate application and more information can be found here: https://cph.osu.edu/prospective-students/faq#graduate
For more information, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (614)292-2377.