PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences*
* Formerly called "Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences"
About the Program
The PhD degree program in Comparative Biomedical Sciences (PhD-VBS) emphasizes interdepartmental approaches to train students in translational research. Graduates of this program will learn to integrate foundational basic sciences with clinical research to translate the latest discoveries for their application from the bench to the field or to clinical improvements in animal and human health. The program is designed to expand and broaden the scope of biomedical training and research by including graduate faculty and resources of the College's clinical departments with those in the basic sciences.
The program offers two distinct tracks:
- A program based on population health; and
A program in applied clinical research.
The population-health-based research emphasis provides an interdisciplinary research approach to understand and solve problems and issues confronting the health and management of human and animal populations. The program areas include epidemiology, disease ecology, and environmental health.
The applied clinical research emphasis is designed to train graduate students in areas that address:
- the pathogenesis of disease
- therapeutic interventions
- clinical trials
- the adaptation of new technologies to medicine and,
- the social and behavioral mechanisms of health and disease.
This is a multi-departmental PhD program administered through the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs. The program is available to all qualified students holding professional medical degrees, as well as to graduate students with a strong biological background.
Programs of study are available in emphasis areas, which include, but are not limited to the following academic departments:
- Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging
- Large Animal Medicine and Surgery
- Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
- Population Health
How to Apply
We accept students during fall, spring, and summer semesters. To complete your application:
- Apply to the UGA Graduate School (degree program code: 872A).
- Pay the UGA Graduate School application processing fee.
- Send official transcripts.
- Send official GRE test scores (ETS code for UGA is 5813).
- Send official TOEFL or IELTS scores (International applicants; ETS code for UGA is 5813).
- Submit the supplemental application.
- Submit your curriculum vitae.
- Submit your Statement of Interest.
- Provide your letters of recommendation (3).
To be considered for an assistantship, application materials must be submitted by January 1.
Please note that you will not be accepted until you have identified a major professor who is willing and able to take you as a student.
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