A major objective of graduate education through any CVM graduate degree is to emphasize critical thinking, creativity, analysis, and good scientific judgment. The CVM faculty members accomplish this by fostering a classroom and laboratory atmosphere that is investigatory, challenging, confidence-building, and scholarly. Beyond the extensive mentorship available from graduate faculty members active in ongoing research projects, students participate in CVM and Texas A&M-sponsored symposia and conferences, as well as regional and national meetings.
Once student is ready to begin project, a link will be sent to student with project choices from which to choose. Once selected and confirmed, Penny Jackson will assist in securing committee members. Once a committee has been formed, instructions will be given to student on how to file a degree plan online with the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. Degree plan MUST be filed at least 90 days before graduation.
The project takes two semesters to complete and MUST be started the semester prior to graduation. Student will be required to compose a written report and make an oral presentation on the work to his/her Committee using a web conference. This will serve as student’s “Final Oral Exam” (See Section E Below) during the semester student plans to graduate. The purpose of this project is to familiarize the student with the type of problems that may be encountered in future work and to give the student a chance to develop the ability to present results both verbally and in writing.