Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2006

VETERINARY SCIENCE

The Department of Veterinary Science offers a program of study and research leading to the Master of Science (Plan A only) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Possible areas of concentration are comparative pathology, immunogenetics, immunology, musculoskeletal diseases, parasitology, reproductive physiology, pharmacology and toxicology, microbiology and virology. Individuals electing pathology as their area of concentration must be graduate veterinarians. Individual programs of study must conform with the general rules and regulations of the Graduate School.

Students pursuing both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Veterinary Science are required to take CHE 550 and CHE 552 (graduate-level biochemistry), or alternately, two semesters of CHE 580, and STA 570 (graduate-level, general statistics) or demonstrate that they have previously taken equivalent courses.

A limited number of research assistantships and fellowships are available.

Admission Requirements

1) This Department's deadline for applications for Fall semester enrollment is May 16 (but see #3 below). This includes receipt of supporting material (transcripts, GRE and TOEFL scores).

2) We request that three letters of recommendation, and a personal essay from the applicant describing his/her career goals and particular research interests, be sent directly to this Department's Director of Graduate Studies.

3) Review of applications begins in January and most acceptances are extended during February/March.

4) This Department does not conduct separate recruiting for Spring enrollment, and only in exceptional cases will an applicant be accepted for Spring enrollment. Applicants for Spring enrollment are advised to first contact this Department's Director of Graduate Studies during the normal application review period.

More information is available on the Web at <www.uky.edu/Agriculture/VetScience/Gluck1.htm>.

GRADUATE COURSES

VS 600 ETHICS IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (SAME AS TOX 600) (1-2)

VS 650 CELLULAR AND HISTOTOXICOLOGY (SAME AS TOX 650) (2)

VS 690 PRACTICAL ANALYTICAL TOXICOLOGY (SAME AS TOX 690) (3)

VS 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

VS 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

VS 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

VS 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)

VS 770 VETERINARY SCIENCE SEMINAR (1)

VS 781 CORRELATIVE PATHOLOGY (1-3)

VS 782 ADVANCED VIROLOGY (SAME AS BIO 782) (3)

VS 785 ADVANCED VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY (3)

VS 786 ADVANCED VETERINARY PATHOLOGY (3)

VS 791 TECHNIQUES IN VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY (1-9)

VS 792 TECHNIQUES IN GENERAL VETERINARY PATHOLOGY (1-9)

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