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Graduate Degree Programs
Training Tomorrow’s Scientists
Advanced education in biomedical sciences, molecular biosciences, and neuroscience

Graduate Degree Programs

Rigorous educational training for tomorrow’s scientists in biomedical sciences, molecular biosciences, and neuroscience. Our graduate programs prepare you for a career in human and animal science, health, and medicine.

Biomedical Sciences  

Immunology and infectious diseases

Education, research, and training in immunology, host-pathogen interactions, and population biology of bacterial, parasitic, and viral infectious diseases in animals and humans.

Integrative physiology

Our program offers a flexible approach to train students in integrative physiology and to prepare them for independent research careers in higher education, industry, and government agencies.

Applicants interested in neuroscience should apply through our Neuroscience program

Veterinary clinical and translational sciences

Advanced studies in biomedical science and applied medical research. 

Molecular Biosciences

Opportunities to explore the vast range of life science research in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, structural biology, and virology.


A research-intensive program designed specifically to train students for a career in research while teaching scientific reasoning and independent investigation.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Protein Biotechnology Training Program

Open to WSU doctoral graduate students, the program promotes research careers by helping trainees attain essential experiences, skills, and knowledge, particularly in collaborative transdisciplinary protein research and biotechnology commercialization.


Interested in a combined residency program?

Learn about post-DVM educational opportunities for teaching, research, and to prepare for board certification.

My favorite thing about the College of Veterinary Medicine is the wide range of research fields represented. I have really benefited from the expertise of colleagues and faculty who are not necessarily studying the same pathogen or concepts as me.”

Marena Guzman, School of Molecular Biosciences graduate student

Integrated graduate program

  • Common core curriculum. Graduate students take common courses in biomedical ethics, responsible conduct, experimental design, and deconstruction of research.
  • 8-week lab rotations. Choose at least three labs and work alongside faculty researchers to discover your research interests and choose a mentor.
  • Professional development. Attend ongoing academic and career development training in our Leadership and Professional Series to enhance communication, mentoring, diversity, and leadership skills.

Orientation and leadership retreat

New graduate students are welcomed to the program during the annual orientation retreat designed to foster community, leadership, and academic success. Students will participate in sessions from biological and laboratory safety to diversity and bias training.

Counseling & Wellness

Your health and wellness is important to us.

We offer free, confidential counseling to professional veterinary students, graduate students, and veterinary residents and interns.

Peer mentoring

Designed to create a network of support for student success by:

  • Matching first-year graduate students with a senior graduate student pursuing the same degree
  • Fostering a sense of belonging and cultivating a welcoming environment
  • Nurturing a culture that values diversity, equity, inclusion and cohesion

The first two years of graduate school can be very daunting…so having someone to talk to is invaluable.

Chris Akinsulie, a first-year Immunology and Infectious Diseases graduate student

Read Peer mentoring a tool for graduate student success.

If you are a current graduate student, log in to the college’s internal web for more information. 

Graduate research opportunities

Tuition and financial resources

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Teaching Academy

Fostering innovative teaching and learning for faculty, residents, and professional and graduate students across the college

Graduate stories

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Tours & Visits

Pullman is located in the Palouse region of the Inland Northwest, homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. The Palouse has one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world. Rolling hills and wide-open skies give the region its distinctive appeal.

Residents enjoy outdoor activities and the benefits of small town living with the cultural richness of bigger city life.