Graduate Degree Programs
Training Tomorrow’s Scientists
Advanced education in biomedical sciences, molecular biosciences, and neuroscience

Graduate Degree Programs

Rigorous educational training for tomorrow’s scientists in biomedical sciences, molecular biosciences, and neuroscience. Our graduate programs prepare you for a career in human and animal science, health, and medicine.

Biomedical Sciences  

Immunology and infectious diseases

Education and training in immunology and host-pathogen interactions of bacterial, parasitic, and viral infections of animals and humans.

Integrative physiology

Our program offers a flexible approach to train students in integrative physiology and to prepare them for independent research careers in higher education, industry, and government agencies.

Veterinary clinical and translational sciences

Advanced studies in biomedical science and applied medical research. 

Molecular Biosciences

Opportunities to explore the vast range of life science research in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, structural biology, and virology.

Neuroscience  

A research-intensive program designed specifically to train students for a career in research while teaching scientific reasoning and independent investigation.

Interested in a combined residency program?

Learn about post-DVM educational opportunities for teaching, research, and to prepare for board certification.

My favorite thing about the College of Veterinary Medicine is the wide range of research fields represented. I have really benefited from the expertise of colleagues and faculty who are not necessarily studying the same pathogen or concepts as me.”

Marena Guzman, School of Molecular Sciences graduate student

Integrated graduate program

  • Common core curriculum. Graduate students take common courses in biomedical ethics, responsible conduct, experimental design, and deconstruction of research.
  • 8-week lab rotations. Choose at least three labs and work alongside faculty researchers to discover your research interest and choose a mentor.
  • Professional development. Attend on-going academic and career development training in our Leadership and Professional Series to enhance communication, mentoring, diversity, and leadership skills.

Orientation and leadership retreat

New graduate students are welcomed to the program during the annual orientation retreat designed to foster community, leadership, and academic success. Students will participate in sessions from biological and laboratory safety to diversity and bias training.


Peer mentoring

Designed to create a network of support for student success. If you are a current graduate student, log in to the college’s internal web to see additional information. 


Graduate research opportunities


Tuition and financial resources

Teaching Academy

Fostering innovative teaching and learning for faculty, residents, professional and graduate students across the college.

Graduate stories

Pullman, Washington

Pullman is located in the Palouse region of the Inland Northwest, homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. The Palouse has one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world. Rolling hills and wide-open skies give the region its distinctive appeal.

Residents enjoy outdoor activities and the benefits of small town living with the cultural richness of bigger city life.

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