The VCLS department, as part of the College of Veterinary Medicine, offers a graduate program that confers the degrees of Master of Biomedical Sciences and Doctor of Biomedical Sciences. The degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is conferred by the College of Veterinary Medicine, not the VCLS department. Students in the MS and PhD programs will primarily engage in exciting research of a biomedical nature, which deals with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human and animal health.
Guided by mentors, students in the program work on research projects that include clinical investigation, basic research and development, and other related activities to prepare them for a career as Medical Scientists. Graduates in Biomedical Sciences have a wide variety of employment options in industry and academia. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical scientists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations in the U.S.
Please contact Valerie Daines for questions or further information.