Comparative and Experimental Medicine (CEM) Graduate Program

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The Comparative and Experimental Medicine (CEM) graduate program is focused on the comparative approach to the study of biomedical and veterinary sciences. CEM provides a unique opportunity to study disease processes common in animals and humans from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The program is beneficial to students seeking biomedical training. The goal of the CEM graduate program is to prepare students for research and/or academic careers in the health sciences.

This intercollegiate program involves participation of faculty with a wide-range of interests in biomedical disciplines and life sciences. The interdisciplinary training environment provides our students access to facilities, faculty, and other personnel from the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT Medical Center at Knoxville, Herbert College of Agriculture, College of Engineering, College of Nursing, the Department of Nutrition, the Department of Public Health, and so many more!

Degree Programs

Admission Process and Requirements

Applications for admission to the MS, PhD and dual programs in Comparative and Experimental Medicine (CEM) are accepted year round. The domestic student deadline for receipt of all application materials is one month prior to the start of the intended semester. International students are required to submit their application materials well in advance of their intended semester. International student deadlines can be found on the Graduate School’s website. 

Interested students are required to contact potential major professors directly before applying. All applicants must identify a major professor prior to submitting an application. More details on student funding can be found here.

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Program Contact Information

Dr. Agricola Odoi wearing a tan jacket and tie in his headshot

Dr. Agricola Odoi
CEM Graduate Program Director

Morgan Tolbert
CEM Graduate Program Coordinator

Office of Research & Graduate Studies
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
2407 River Drive, Rm A205
Knoxville, TN 37996, USA