Highly interdisciplinary research aimed at developing an integrative perspective

CMIB graduates are positioned to address the growing national and global need to translate advances in biology into the prevention and treatment of diseases in humans and animals and other challenges, such as biosecurity.

The primary goal of the CMIB Graduate Program is to develop well-rounded scientists, who are passionate about science and will become the next generation of leaders in scholarly research and teaching, public policy, clinical practice, and health care.

The CMIB Graduate Program at Michigan State University offers rigorous training through a combination of coursework, research, mentoring, and professional development. Students receive hands-on training within a world-class research environment, collegial and collaborative mentorship, and a vibrant research community. [More on the available Ph.D. and M.S. degree programs]

More than 50 program faculty from all units of the College of Veterinary Medicine provide broad expertise. Research programs of faculty members include comparative medical genetics and genomics, comparative ophthalmology, comparative orthopedics, emerging infectious disease and food safety, microbial evolution, neuroscience, pharmacology and toxicology, population medicine and epidemiology, pulmonary biology and disease, reproductive biology, and virology. [More on Faculty research interests]

​Professional Development Opportunities

The Graduate School guides students to the resources they need for career planning, professional development and career support. There are many workshops and career mentoring opportunities that prepare students for career success. [More on Professional Development]

How to Apply

Steps for Applying to MSU's CMIB Program