The Master of Science degree in Comparative Biomedical Sciences prepares graduates
for careers in industrial, governmental, or academic technical, regulatory or research
positions. The plan of study is designed to meet the student's needs and interests
and typically includes courses in molecular and cell biology, pathophysiology, statistics,
seminar and electives.
CBSC5000 MS Research and Thesis (not more than 6 credit hours)
"Based on the One Health model, our research spans animal and human health,
as well as aspects of the environment that impinge on health and well-being. Biomedical
research utilizing the tools of comparative medicine, comparative and functional genomics,
and other modern approaches to the understanding of health and disease, promises extraordinary
opportunities for contributions to the quality of life in many parts of the world.”
- Dr. Jerry Malayer Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education, College of Veterinary Medicine
Research and Faculty
The Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is comprised of faculty from
each department at the College of Veterinary Medicine, encompassing a wide-range of
disciplines to create a multidisciplinary graduate program of excellence.
OSU is a Research-Extensive University, and graduate students play a vital role in
its teaching, research and outreach missions. Over 1,700 graduate students help finance
their graduate education at OSU through employment as Graduate Teaching Assistants/Associates
(GTA) and Graduate Research Assistants/Associates (GRA).
All CBSC students are on assistantships. An assistantship comes with a yearly stipend,
full tuition waiver (must still pay fees) and graduate student insurance. A limited
number of graduate teaching assistantships (GTAs) are available for those applicants
with qualifications to instruct in veterinary anatomy, histology, infectious diseases
or parasitology. A limited number of graduate research assistantships (GRAs) are available
as well for those applicants with interests and qualifications in particular areas
of research supported by research grants from external funding agencies to a particular
faculty mentor. The department will help match you with faculty who have openings
and best meet your research interests.