GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM AND RESIDENCY TRAINING
IN VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC MICROBIOLOGY
The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB; http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/index.php) and the
Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL; http://www.addl.purdue.edu/) at Purdue
University seek applications from veterinarians or veterinary students in the final year of the
professional curriculum who are committed to a career in veterinary diagnostic microbiology. This
challenging and rewarding three-year program culminates in a non-thesis M.S. degree and fulfills
the training requirements for the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary
Microbiologists (ACVM). The program is based on supervised diagnostic microbiology service in the
ADDL, graduate courses and seminars in microbiology and related disciplines, supervised teaching
assignments in CPB, and a scholarly project in diagnostic or experimental microbiology.
Faculty members in CPB include board-certified microbiologists, immunologists, parasitologists,
pathologists, epidemiologists, toxicologists and other scientists. Following completion of the 3-
year microbiology training program, students will be encouraged to pursue PhD opportunities in
areas such as infectious disease and immunology research. Purdue University is also a graduate
partner in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training
Program (http://nih-cbstp.nci.nih.gov), which provides graduate students the opportunity for
residency training in a university setting followed by dissertational research at the NIH.
Applications to Purdue University Graduate School should be completed online
(www.purdue.edu/gradschool/admissions/apply.cfm). Application materials, including original
transcripts, letters of reference, and statement of career goals, should be received by December
10, 2019. Candidates interested in pre-screening their qualifications can submit their CV for
initial review. Follow-up feedback may help applicants determine benefits of officially applying to
our program. The program start date is July 1, 2020. The DVM or equivalent degree is required by
the starting date. Beginning salary is $30,450 with benefits and a tuition waiver.
Email questions regarding the application process to Ms. Julie Lewellen (email@example.com), CPB
Graduate Program Coordinator. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including
minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are
encouraged to apply.