Department of Comparative Medicine


  • Are you interested in the LAM Residency? We partner with VIRMP to utilize their Match Program for the LAM Residency. Find more information on our application requirements and how to apply through VIRMP here!
  • B.S. degree in any scientific discipline. Undergraduate education examples include physics, general chemistry, biochemistry and/or genomics, microbiology.
  • Selection is based on an evaluation of academic records, research experience, and letters of reference (more on this below)
  • The DCM welcomes applications from Underrepresented Minority (URM) Students and students with disabilities
  • Applicant must meet the Minimum Admission Requirements provided by the Graduate Program Office.
  • Upon applying, your application will require the following items:
    • 2 Letters of Reference
    • Transcript for your academic records
    • Letter of intent which details your long-term goals, any relevant experience, why you would like to get a MS in Comparative Medicine and how this would help you achieve your long-term goals.
    • CV


The DCM Assistant to the Chair Geena Lappin, at (206) 221-3396 or (206) 543-8047 or email or Brian Iritani DVM, PhD, Professor and MS Program Director at (206) 221-3932 or email

Ready to apply? Visit our application page on the Graduate Program website to start the process today.

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