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Grad School / Program:


  • Contact:
  • G100 Veterinary Medical Center
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    United States
    Phone: 517-353-3118



  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus


  • Description:
  • The College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University is addressing this national need with an interdepartmental graduate program in comparative medicine and integrative biology (CMIB). The CMIB program offers graduate students the understanding of how molecular and cellular events integrate into whole-animal systems, knowledge of how appropriate animal models can be used to study human and animal disease, and understanding of how species differences and similarities can be used to investigate basic biology and disease.

    Graduates of the master's and/or the doctoral program in comparative medicine and integrative biology will find employment opportunities in academia, governmental research and regulatory agencies, and in pharmaceutical industry research. They will become leaders in discovery and problem-solving research in medical science and will play an instrumental role in the translation of new knowledge to address current issues in human and animal health and well-being. The overall program is designed to develop an integrative approach to research in clinical, cellular, and molecular problems in comparative medicine and integrative biology. It emphasizes development of a firm scientific background in clinical and basic biomedical sciences and the conduct of original research.

  • Admission Information:
  • The CMIB program offers a multidisciplinary course of study designed to address the nationwide need for scientists who understand modern molecular biology in the context of integrated biological systems and can apply this understanding to human and animal health. The program emphasizes investigation of how molecular and cellular events integrate into whole-animal systems, how species differences and similarities can be used to investigate basic biology and disease, and how appropriate animal models can be used in human and animal disease studies. Candidates are expected to develop a firm scientific background in clinical and/or basic biomedical sciences and the conduct of original research. Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for MS or PhD degree programs in the CMIB.

    Outstanding candidates holding a bachelor's or higher degree in life sciences or related fields or a professional medical degree (DVM, DDS, DO, or MD) will be considered for admission. Applicants should have a grade-point average of at least 3.0, have demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English, and have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Due to the comparative and integrative nature of the program, graduates from other disciplines, such as statistics, bioinformatics, mathematics, and engineering, are also encouraged to apply.

  • Financial Aids:
  • Stipend support (plus tuition waiver and health benefits ) is available only for PhD candidates and is awarded on a competitive basis. Applications to the program are accepted at any time; however, the deadline for submission of all application materials by applicants seeking stipend support for the 2009-2010 academic year is 12 January 2009.

  • Grad Program Website:
  • http://cvm.msu.edu/

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