Degree Programs Offered
Programs Courses Contacts Seminars
The following are the Ph.D. Degrees for students in Virology offered presently:
Proposed Ph.D Degree:
About The Virology Program
The Science. Virology is a well-defined science that includes the study of pathogens that parasitize hosts which include bacteria, fungi, plants and animals. Viruses are investigated at the molecular, cellular, organism and host population levels. The discipline has made tremendous impacts as a study of pathogens and as molecular tools for the manipulation of genetic material. Especially as molecular tools, viruses are being exploited to advance any number of additional sciences.
Existing Faculty at Texas A&M University. An impressive number of individuals here at Texas A&M University form a faculty dedicated to furthering the field of Virology. These faculty members are Virologists of international status and are actively engaged in teaching, service, and research. The virology programs at Texas A&M University represent specialties in agricultural and medical virology, both human and veterinary.
Graduate Programs. There are currently 41 graduate M.S. or Ph.D. students working with members of the virology faculty. Research and teaching fellowships are available through several graduate programs.
Teaching. Although the Faculty is currently involved in teaching and training of many diverse courses in virology, there is a continuing demand for more specialized courses concentrating on this rapidly expending science. The faculty is dedicated to providing courses that keep virology students and students of disciplines that overlap with virology up-to-date on critical and current topics. Courses offered in virology currently range from graduate level to professional medical and veterinary to undergraduate.
Research. The virology faculty has a tradition of well-funded research internationally recognized and supported by federal, state and private agencies. Research and graduate education are critical components of the virology programs at Texas A&M University. Graduate M.S. and Ph. D. degrees and postdoctoral fellows participate in the numerous research programs.
Service. The university is unique in maintaining quality diagnostic and clinical services relating to both plant and animal virology. Clinical and diagnostic services are crucial because of the contact with current problems critical to agriculture and medical virology. The strong ties with the community are provided through various services that deal with plant, animal, and public health issues.
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