Veterinary Medicine (SVMCS) or Veterinary Medical Sciences (PVMSC)
Specialization in clinical sciences
The School of Veterinary Medicine offers the MS and PhD in veterinary medical sciences with emphasis in clinical sciences. Combined residency/MS programs in avian medicine, companion animal surgery, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, equine medicine, equine surgery, and theriogenology are offered. Precise course requirements and offerings for the MS and PhD in the clinical sciences emphasis are listed in the departmental graduate program handbook and on the website. Students seeking the MS degree must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate courses, a final examination, and a thesis. A minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate courses must be at the 7000 level or greater and a minimum of 10 credit hours must be core departmental courses. PhD candidates must take a minimum of 14 hours of core departmental courses, six to eight hours of courses in statistical analysis, and select from a wide variety of additional course offerings consistent with the focus of their study. Doctoral students must also complete a general examination, final examination (dissertation defense), and a dissertation. All graduate students must complete a minimum of three graduate seminar series courses wherein they present two seminars based on their research and one additional seminar on an approved topic.