Graduate Pathway in Comparative Health Sciences
What are the progression requirements to the university's graduate degree program?
After successfully completing the Pathway program and any additional requirements, you can enter an OSU graduate program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.
You must meet the following Oregon State University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:
What are my degree options after completing the INTO Pathway?
The INTO OSU Graduate Pathway in Comparative Health Sciences is designed to provide a route to a research M.S. or Ph.D. in Comparative Health Sciences.
This program provides an opportunity for students to be trained in multidisciplinary approaches to investigating biological and medical problems. The CHS program will offer both MS and PhD degrees and focus at the whole animal level, particularly the use of animal models of disease.
Students enrolled in the MS degree will complete a total of 45 graduate credits, including 12 thesis credits. Students enrolled in the PhD degree will complete a total of 108 graduate credits beyond the bachelor’s or professional (DVM, MD) degree, including at least 36 credits of non-blanket course work
Finding the right professor and research facility is a big decision. This program will help students find placement in a facility that matches their research goals by offering them a chance to explore several different research environments and investigators to consider for their thesis research.
This exploration takes place in the first year while they complete a core curriculum of courses such as: Research Perspectives, Methods of Data Analysis, Biomedical Ethics and more. The core curriculum also offers choices of electives courses such as: Molecular and Cellular Biology Techniques, Introduction to Bioinformatics, Introduction to Epidemiology and more.
The Comparative Health Science program is an interdisciplinary program currently housed in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Research at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to solving some of the world's most challenging animal and human health issues.
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How will an INTO OSU Pathway and an OSU degree program prepare me for success after my studies?
Whether you complete a master's or PhD, you'll have the chance to explore solutions to complex problems involving the interfaces between biosciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and engineering. Through hands-on research laboratory experience, you'll be able to develop animal models to study human diseases like diabetes, HIV, and tuberculosis.
Career paths might include:
- Researcher (Private industry or academia)