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Epidemiology Graduate Program


Graduate training in Epidemiology prepares students for a variety of professional career tracks.  Recent graduates are employed in industry, academia, and government settings. Specific areas of training can be tailored to the student, while aligning with faculty areas of expertise.      

Center for Outcomes Research and Epidemiology Faculty

Our collaborative team excels in population-based and quantitative approaches to enhance animal health for the benefit of animals and society. Our research and training programs capitalize on our expertise in epidemiology, research design, data analysis and interpretation, risk assessment, mathematical modeling, veterinary medicine, production agriculture, and population health management. We promote excellence in experimental, observational, and research synthesis methods, and strive to deliver valid information that enables evidence-based and data-driven decisions. In addition, we focus on developing student’s oral and written science communication skills. 

More information on the Center for Outcomes Research and Epidemiology faculty can be found at http://www.vet.k-state.edu/research/core/faculty.html

Program Requirements

We offer M.S., Ph.D., and combined D.V.M./M.S or D.V.M./Ph.D. degrees through the  College of Veterinary Medicine Pathobiology Graduate Program. Minimum entrance requirements, include a B average in the junior and senior undergraduate years for applicants without a D.V.M./V.M.D. degree. All applicants are required to take General GRE.

Candidates for admission to the Graduate School must be approved by the Pathobiology Graduate Program. Most incoming students have a degree in veterinary medicine, but some have degrees in animal science, microbiology, biology, biochemistry/pharmacology, genetics, economics or food science.

The most important considerations for applicants are documented academic achievement, overall aptitude, and a genuine interest in continued study and research in Epidemiology.

More information on the program requirements and applying for admission can be found at http://www.vet.k-state.edu/education/dmp/graduate/programs/pathobiology.html

Financial Support

Assistantships are available for qualified candidates on a competitive basis. Currently advertised opportunities can be found at http://www.vet.k-state.edu/research/core/opportunities/index.html

Individual faculty members are also often willing to consider highly qualified candidates on an ad hoc basis.