Doctoral course in Veterinary Medicine

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The Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine offers a four-year doctoral program to enable students to gain proficiency in veterinary research. The Department of Veterinary Medicine is divided into four specialized fields; faculty members of each field support specialized research activities. To provide various learning support systems, the Department has also adopted an on-demand lecture format to include working adult students.
Graduate students work with their principal supervisor and co-supervisors to propose research ideas; discuss these ideas, conduct experiments, and verify results; and write and publish original papers to promote their research globally. To obtain a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine, students must complete the required credits over four years, enhance their expertise, and attempt the degree examination.
While still enrolled at the university, some students have been awarded research fellowships by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). This is prestigious research fellowship that previously included iPS cell researcher Dr. Shinya Yamanaka. Students who receive such fellowships are guaranteed a stipend and research grant from JSPS, which enables them to concentrate on their research to their heart’s content. In addition, our university provides teaching-assistant and research-assistant systems, as well as tuition support for graduate students.
After completing your Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, you will have opportunities to apply your advanced clinical experience in the field, as well as to pursue postdoctoral research or teach at a domestic or overseas university. During these four years, please devote yourself fully to research to develop your talent and skills required to advance veterinary medicine. We will do our best to support you.

April 1st, 2024
Ichiro Yamamoto

■ Doctoral course