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Dr David Frisbie examines a horse

 Clinical Sciences professor, Dr. David Frisbie, and Barn Manager, Jen Suddeth, examine a horse at the Equine Orthopaedic Research Center. Clinical Sciences offers a Master of Science program in Equine Orthopaedics.

Resources for Prospective MS and PhD Students

Master of Science (MS) Program

The Department of Clinical Sciences offers MS research programs in disciplines in the department, including cancer biology, epidemiology, musculoskeletal biology, pharmacology, cardiology, microbiology, and immunology. A DVM degree is not required for entry into the program. There are two typical study tracks for MS candidates in the department.

Track 1 (Clinical MS program):

Students enrolled in this program are typically post-DVM students who are concurrently pursuing residency training programs. Most students on this track will complete a plan B (non-thesis) master's degree.

Track 2 (Research MS program):

Students enrolled in this program may or may not have a DVM degree, and most will complete a plan A (thesis required) master's degree. These students will typically be supported in the laboratory of one of the faculty members in the department. Prospective students are urged to contact the directors of specific laboratories regarding availability of MS training positions and openings.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

The PhD program in the Department of Clinical Sciences is designed for students with an interest in biomedical sciences, particularly with respect to applied medical research. The minimum requirements for entry into the program are an undergraduate degree and evidence of prior studies in disciplines related to biology, biochemistry, or biomechanics. A DVM degree is not required for entry into the program. The PhD program will provide detailed education and training in one of several broad disciplines in the department, including cancer biology, epidemiology, musculoskeletal biology, pharmacology, cardiology, microbiology, and immunology. Prospective students are urged to contact the directors of specific laboratories regarding availability of graduate training positions and openings.