Research & Graduate Programs
The department has a strong graduate program that attracts students with BS, MS, or DVM degrees. Graduate degrees can be obtained in conjunction with the MD degree (Medical Scholars Program), the DVM degree (Veterinary Medical Scholars Program) or pathology residency. Virtually all students receive tuition waivers and stipends. Graduate students participate in both the teaching and research functions of the department. The ultimate goal of the graduate program is to produce leaders in biomedical research and education for the 21st century. Continuing education courses, such as Molecular Biology and Industrial Toxicology and Pathology are also offered. The department also participates in undergraduate teaching, but to a lesser extent. Computer technologies are used to enhance instruction and develop distance learning, which is critical to education today and in the future.