Research and Graduate Studies
Graduate education and research are integral
parts of veterinary medical training. All departments of the
college offer advanced training leading to the master of science
degree. The Department of Biomedical Sciences administers
a doctor of philosophy degree (PhD) program encompassing the
basic sciences of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology/toxicology
and biochemistry. The department of Veterinary Pathobiology
administers in an area program of pathobiology in a Pathobiology
PhD degree program administered by the College.
Research programs in the MU College of
Veterinary Medicine contribute to the advancement of science
and significantly enhance the quality of professional education.
Participation by students provide a clearer understanding
of disease processes, methods of prevention, and treatment
of diseases of animals and humans.
Members of the veterinary medical profession,
because of their versatility of training, can work in a variety
of research areas such as: infectious and noninfectious diseases
of livestock, poultry and companion animals, zoonoses (diseases
transferred from animal to human), reproductive biology, comparative
anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathology, neoplasia, laboratory
animal medicine, veterinary pubic health, environmental health,
radiation biology, clinical research and drug evaluation,
and nutritional studies.
College research projects are supported
by federal grants, state funds, foundation awards and grants,
contracts from industries, livestock producer association
funds, and money from other groups.
Veterinary medical students can arrange
to actively participate in research programs. In some cases,
it is possible for professional DVM students to have dual
enrollment for the DVM degree and the master of science degree.
The general requirements for advanced degrees are published
in the Graduate Catalog.
specific requirements and will somewhat vary for individual
students. Students are urged to consult with appropriate faculty
about prerequisites and a special degree program. Those contemplating
this program should recognize that it may require a one-year
interruption of the professional curriculum or one additional
year to complete the master of science degree.
For More Information, visit the
following Web sites:
Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Center
National Rat Resource and Research Center
National Swine Resource and Research Center (NIH)
Feline Genetics Laboratory
Canine Genetic Disease Testing
Medicine Training Program
Comparative Internal Medicine Laboratory
Medicine and Surgery
for Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
Schedule of Courses (Office of the University Registrar)