Dual Degree Programs
We offer a highly competitive formal DVM/PhD curriculum. Through this program, students complete all professional degree requirements, as well as additional graduate study and bench research that are the basis of the PhD thesis. Dual degree candidates must be accepted into the DVM program before consideration for the PhD program. Once accepted, students have two options for completing a dual degree: the concurrent dual-degree option (students pursue the PhD in the middle of their veterinary studies) and the sequential dual-degree option (students complete the DVM degree before starting PhD studies). Financial support is available.
DVM-Masters in Public Health
In this program veterinary students can simultaneously earn a DVM and a master of public health (MPH) degree in as little as four years. Students obtain the credentials to work in government or industry on issues relating to food safety, emerging infectious diseases, biosecurity, and public health. MPH students complete veterinary and human public health field experience and a “culminating experience” project under the guidance of a faculty adviser. The MPH is offered by the School of Public Health, and the tuition costs are separate from those of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The program is designed so that both degrees can be earned in four years.