Degree Program Ph.D. in Clinical Sciences

The Ph.D. in clinical sciences is designed for students with an interest in biomedical sciences and applied medical research, providing in-depth education and training in one of several broad disciplines.

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Clinical Sciences

The Department of Clinical Sciences offers high-quality education programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence. Faculty and staff are dedicated to advanced medicine, excellent teaching, compassionate care, and discoveries benefiting the health of pets and people.

Career Opportunities

  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Academia

Research Opportunities

There are many opportunities to work with our world-renowned faculty in the areas of:

  • Cancer biology
  • Cardiology/cardiovascular surgery and heart repair
  • Clinical trials and diseases of dogs and cats
  • Epidemiology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Musculoskeletal biology/orthopedics
  • Pharmacology
  • Reproduction
  • Stem cell biology and immunotherapy

Training grants

Students may be eligible to earn grant funding and additional hands-on research experience by participating in the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development in Translational Medicine Program, a research training opportunity funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Application Information and Deadlines

Interested applicants should contact the directors of specific laboratories regarding availability of graduate training positions and openings. The minimum requirements for this program are an undergraduate degree and evidence of prior studies in disciplines related to biology, biochemistry, or biomechanics – a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is not required.

To apply, complete the Online Graduate Application via the Graduate School.

Date Action
April 1 Fall Admission Deadline
September 1 Spring Admission Deadline

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