Veterinary Clinical and Life Sciences

Graduate Programs

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.

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Please contact Valerie Daines for questions or further information.

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Valerie Daines

Assistant to the Department Head

Veterinary Clinical and Life Sciences

Ralph G. Meyer

Ralph G. Meyer

Department Head

Veterinary Clinical and Life Sciences

Phone: 435-797-1774
Office Location: VSB 231