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Graduate Admissions

The Center for Retrovirology Research offers outstanding training opportunities for post-doctoral physcian scientists and veterinarians and pre-doctoral students whose career goals are research and specialty education leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Four graduate training programs are available for students interested in this area. The choice depends largely on the type of training desired and the participation of the major professor in one or more of the listed programs. Additional information on each of the programs can be found at their individual web sites:

Admission requirements

Students with a baccalaureate, MD and/or DVM degree may apply for a program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

  • The GRE General Test is required of all applicants.
  • Application materials available through the admissions office of The Ohio State University.

Financial support

Funding for graduate student stipends and tuition is available from intramural and extramural sources including departments, Graduate School, private foundations, federal agencies and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Retrovirology graduate students have an outstanding record of obtaining graduate fellowships from federal agencies (e.g., National Institutes of Health).
  • In addition, several faculty participate in federally supported training grants.

A great place to live & study

  • The Ohio State University, located in Columbus, Ohio, is a major land-grant university and premier graduate-degree granting institution.
  • With a graduate student population of over 11,000 and 116 graduate programs, OSU affords the opportunity to work with nationally and internationally renowned faculty.

Columbus offers a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities and a wide range of restaurants, shopping malls, and art galleries.