The School of Veterinary Medicine serves the people of California by providing educational, research, clinical service, and public service programs of the highest quality to advance the health and care of animals, the health of the environment, and public health, and to contribute to the economy.
Students in the Health Informatics Graduate Group gain advanced knowledge of storing, retrieving, and interpreting medical and health information essential for health professionals and scientists. The program offers advanced training in biomedical and health informatics aligned with the current skills, environments, and health needs of the local and national community, for students to develop as independent and applied professionals for broad future careers.
The Clinical Research Graduate Program provides a solid clinical/translational research foundation for junior faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, medical students, and other health professionals interested in clinical research. The program will provide students with the foundations for disciplinary excellence, including the knowledge, skills, and perspective to engage in interdisciplinary investigations that will result in innovation and accelerated rates of translation of basic biomedical science into clinically useful therapies.
Using state-of-the-art methods in epidemiology, the Preventive Veterinary Medicine Program prepares veterinarians to investigate and evaluate disease and production problems in animal populations and to design, evaluate, and implement disease control or other veterinary services programs.
The Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program prepares graduates to deliver care as physician assistants.
In alignment with the school's vision to advance health, the mission of the physician assistant program is to educate health care professionals to deliver care as members of interprofessional health care teams and to improve the availability of culturally relevant primary health care to underserved populations throughout California.
The Pharmaceutical Chemistry Program is intended for those students seeking employment at the M.S. level as research chemists in the pharmaceutical industry. The purpose of the program is to provide students with the enhanced technical depth and breadth in pharmaceutical chemistry that substantial research experience affords, so that their ability to make important contributions immediately and throughout their careers in these fields will be greatly enhanced.
Students in the Nursing and Science Health-Care Leadership Doctorate Program gain advanced knowledge of model health-care systems; effective, efficient, and responsive health-care policy; organizational change practices; informatics; implementation science; effective leadership; community health; public health; nutrition; biostatistics; epidemiology; gerontology; rural health; and health disparities. Students graduate with qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in health-care and health policy.
Students in the Nursing and Science Health-Care Leadership Master’s Program gain advanced knowledge of model health-care systems; effective, efficient, and responsive health-care policy; organizational change practices; informatics; implementation science; effective leadership; community health; public health; nutrition; biostatistics; epidemiology; gerontology; rural health; and health disparities. Two tracks are provided. Students in the leadership track graduate with qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in health-care and health policy.
The Master’s Entry Program in Nursing prepares new nurses as leaders in quality and safety and advocates for diverse patient populations and agents of change for healthier communities. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses, eligible for certification as a public health nurse and earn a Master of Science in Nursing Degree.