Graduate Programs

Application Procedures



All candidates must possess at minimum, a BA or BS with a strong background in the biological sciences and complete the online graduate school application. See application detail below.

Combined Clinical Microbiology Residency (Residency + PhD)
Combined Pathology Residency Program (Residency + PhD)
PhD (Immunology and Infectious Diseases) (PhD)
MS (Veterinary Clinical Science)



Candidates interested in the Combined Clinical Microbiology Residency or the Combined Pathology Residency should first send the following material directly to the program coordinator:

  • DVM degree or equivalent veterinary college transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter including statement of professional goals
  • Three letters of reference
  • For non-native English speakers: TOEFL

Candidates for the Combined Clinical Microbiology Residency and the Combined Pathology Residency should complete the online graduate school application only after invitation from the department.

Note: Applications for the PhD/Pathology program are offered every year and applications for the PhD/Microbiology Program are only offered every other year.




PhD and MS

PhD and MS candidates without interest in a combined residency program, should first complete the online graduate school application. Applications must include all official university transcripts, curriculum vitae, statement of professional goals and names of three references. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Graduate School Application Instructions




VMP, CVM and the Graduate School are committed to providing equal opportunity in its services, programs, and employment for individuals with disabilities. Academically qualified students with disabilities are provided with access to the individualized assistance that is consistent with the student’s needs and the essential requirements of the program or course of study in which the student is enrolled. Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented disability.

U.S. citizen ship or permanent residency is not required, but preferred. Acceptance to the training program is dependent upon application to and acceptance by the Washington State University Graduate School.



PhD/Pathology residency program, send applications to:


Kevin Snekvik, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Combined Anatomic Pathology Residency/
PhD Program Coordinator

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Washington State University
P.O. Box 647040
Pullman, WA  99164-7040
ksnek@vetmed.wsu.edu

PhD/Microbiology residency program, send applications to:


Dubraska Diaz-Campos, DVM, PhD
Combined Microbiology Residency/
PhD Program Coordinator

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Washington State University
P.O. Box 647040
Pullman, WA 99164-7040
dubra@vetmed.wsu.edu