Designated Emphasis Information

Graduate students in certain Ph.D. programs may participate in a Designated Emphasis, a specialization that might include a new method of inquiry or an important field of application which is related to two or more existing Ph.D. programs.

Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies webpage for more details about the various Designated Emphasis programs available at UC Davis.


Some Designated Emphasis programs available through the School of Veterinary Medicine include:

Designated Emphasis in Reproductive Biology (DERB)

Designated Emphasis in the Biology of Vector Borne Diseases (DEVBD)

Designated Emphasis in Stem and Progenitor Cells

Designated Emphasis in Translational Research (DETR)