Overview

Our facility is located in Williams Bowie Hall. This facility includes The Office of Research and Advanced Studies, Research Laboratories, State of the Art Animal facility; Technical and Graduate Students / postdoctoral offices are all located in William Bowie Hall. In addition, all of our graduate courses are offered on the Historic Tuskegee University campus. This single centralized campus is strategically situated to maximize candidates' exposure to a variety of academic activities e.g. workshops, seminars, different departmental presentations, symposiums.

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University offers the following advanced degree programs: Master of Science in Veterinary Science (M.S.), Master of Public Health (MPH), Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Pathobiology (IDPB), and Doctor of Philosophy in Integrative Biosciences (IBS) which is a current partnership between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Science.

Our graduate faculty has the following areas of research interests:

1. Cancer Biology and Therapy

2. Immunology and Infectious Diseases

3. Obesity and Control of Food Intake

4. Computational Epidemiology and Risk Analysis

5. Food Microbiology and Food Safety

6. Nanotechnology The graduate degrees are offered to students who hold a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, a Bachelor of Art (BA) degree, a Master of Science (MS) degree or a Master of Art (MA) degree at the time of their admission to the graduate school of Tuskegee University. In addition, special arrangements between our office, the office of the dean, the student and the major advisor, the MS and PhD degrees can be awarded along or combined with the professional degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or DVM.

Our programs are designed to promote the One Medicine, One Health initiative by providing the candidates with the essential technical and scientific knowledge to become outstanding scientists, researchers, academicians and innovators. This training takes place by utilizing and enjoying state-of-the art equipment, laboratories and classrooms.

The advanced degree programs are completed by two forms of combined trainings, didactic classroom instruction along with hands on technical training in the laboratory. At the conclusion of their programs the candidates are expected to publish their novel results in a scientific journal and present them in scientific meetings / conferences. Our graduates are well prepared for academic, governmental and industrial settings.

The duration of the MS and MPH programs ranges between 18 and 24 months, whereas the duration of the PhD programs depends on the qualifications of the candidates. If the candidate holds a MS or a MA degree prior to entering the PhD programs then they are expected to graduate within 36 to 48 months of their admission to the graduate school. If the candidate holds a BA or a BS degree then they are expected to finish their program within 48 to 60 months of their admission to the graduate school. The total credit hours required to finish the MS degree is 32 and to finish the MPH is 46.

In the MS program, credit hours total is divided into 6 hours of laboratory work i.e. research project assigned to the student by the major advisor and agreed upon by the student, major advisor and graduate committee of the student, and 26 hours of classroom course work also assigned to the student by the major advisor and agreed upon by the student, major advisor and graduate committee of the student.

The tuition at Tuskegee University for full-time students averages $9,280.00 per semester, excluding living expense. These students should be registered in a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester. To help overcome the financial constraints of students, the College of Veterinary Medicine offers teaching and research assistantships to outstanding graduate students on competitive basis. These students must have high GPA, very strong recommendation letters, high quality research project / publication and endorsement by the scholarship committee. The availability of funds for these scholarships is contingent upon resources availability within the College of individual advisors.

For the benefit of the graduate students, collaboration with governmental agencies, academic and private institutions is clearly recognized and encouraged among our investigators. In addition, international collaboration is well-established in the Graduate and Advanced Studies office. We enjoy active collaboration with many countries around the world e.g. Egypt, Ethiopia, India. Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine graduates over 75% of the African-American scientists around the world. PLEASE COME AND JOIN US