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Kansas State University

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Pathobiology


Graduates of the doctoral program in Veterinary Pathobiology will: demonstrate competency in basic pathology, mechanisms of disease, infectious disease(s) and/or toxicology or epidemiology; demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge through critical thinking, inquiry, analysis and communication and to produce scholarly and creative works; and exhibit an awareness of their responsibilities and professional conduct towards all constituent groups.


  1. Abilities to formulate and design a hypothesis-driven research project (s), independently carry out the research methodology, critically analyze the data, and disseminate the research findings in the form of presentations at scientific meetings and peer-reviewed publications.
  2. Professional and technical expertise in their chosen areas of study or disciplines.
  3. Abilities to apply knowledge through critical thinking, to interpret or analyze and integrate information, to respond and adapt to changing situations, to make decisions, to solve problems, and to evaluate actions.
  4. Effective oral and written communication skills.