CVM Dual Degree

Pre-Veterinary track students may want to consider dual degrees to receive an excellent foundation for careers in research, public health, government, international health, and private industry. Dual degree programs aim to address the critical need for veterinary researchers and academic clinicians. These programs typically require 6-8 years after undergraduate studies. A DMV dual degree program typically coordinates with one of the following programs of study:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • PhD

Auburn
DVM/MPH, DVM/MS, DVM/PHD

Graduate Programs http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vstp/index.cfm

UC Davis 
DVM/PHD (Veterinary Scientist Training Program)
MPVM Program  http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/mpvm/about/index.cfm?

Colorado State University
DVM/PhD http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/dvm-program/Pages/DVM-PhD.aspx
DVM/MBA http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ns/students/dvm_mba.aspx
DVM/MPH http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ns/students/dvm_mph.aspx

University of Florida
DVM/MPH http://education.vetmed.ufl.edu/admissions/dvmmph-joint-degree-program/
This program provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue public health positions in research, government, international health, and private industry. Public health-trained veterinarians are uniquely qualified to address and meet the needs of emerging diseases, food system problems, and respond to acts of bioterrorism. The DVM/MPH degree is offered jointly by the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

MS/PhD  http://research.vetmed.ufl.edu/training/training-programs/
College of Veterinary Medicine offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Veterinary Medical Sciences to prepare students for careers in biomedical science. Specialized graduate study is available in the fields of Aquatic Animal Health and (via distance education) Forensic Toxicology. The graduate program provides training in basic and applied veterinary medical research for qualified students with a baccalaureate degree or a D.V.M. or equivalent degree.
Completion of the M.S. degree program usually takes two years, and completion of the Ph.D. degree program usually takes four years. Certification in Forensic Toxicology involves completion of five specified courses totalling 15 graduate credits and takes least 12 months to complete. Interdisciplinary collaborative programs among the departments in the College and with other UF departments in the Health Science Center and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences provide the students with an excellent combination of educational programs.

University of Georgia
DVM/MPH http://www.vet.uga.edu/research/students/dvmmph.php
The DVM-MPH program is a five-year concurrent Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health degree program. The DVM is administered by the College of Veterinary Medicine and the MPH by the College of Public Health.
For an overview of the program and links to application materials, please visit the veterinary college’s DVM-MPH Web site: www.vet.uga.edu/GO/dvmmph and the College of Public Health’s Master of Public Health Web site: www.publichealth.uga.edu/academics/cph_mph.html

DVM/PhD http://www.vet.uga.edu/research/students/vmstp.php
The College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medical Scientist Training dual DVM-PhD program has been developed to enhance the career development of students with an interest in science, veterinary research, and graduate education by pursing a DVM and PhD degree concurrently.
The increased needs of “One Medicine”, health-based biomedical research integrating animal health and the varied pathways of veterinary medicine has resulted in a national shortage of advanced research veterinarians in academia, industry, and government agencies. The VMSTP (DVM-PhD) program consists of nine semesters of DVM study plus the PhD portion of 4-6 years of research study.

University of Illinois
DVM/MPH http://vetmed.illinois.edu/education/doctor-veterinary-medicine-degree/dvm-master-public-health-degree/
In 2003, based in part on their experiences with monkey pox and West Nile virus encephalitis, faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine (UIUC-CVM) and The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health (UIC-SPH) began the development of a collaborative, dual degree program designed to award both Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees upon successful completion.

DVM/PhD http://vetmed.illinois.edu/education/doctor-veterinary-medicine-degree/research-opportunities-dvm-students/veterinary-medical-scholars-program/
The goal of the Veterinary Medical Scholars Program (VMSP) is to train highly motivated students in veterinary clinical medicine and in cutting-edge scientific research approaches and methods. With this combined training, program graduates will be highly competitive in their pursuit of a career in biomedical research. VMSP students typically require 6 – 8 years to complete both the DVM and PhD degrees. Both degrees must be awarded simultaneously.

Purdue University
DVM/MS, DVM/PHD
Combined programs http://www.vet.purdue.edu/dvm/dvm-combined.php

Iowa State University
DVM/MBA http://www.business.iastate.edu/masters/?s=concurrent+DVM&submit=Go
DVM/MPH http://www.cfsph.iastate.edu/MPH/

Kansas State University
DVM/Masters
DVM/PhD  http://www.vet.k-state.edu/education/degrees/concurrent.html

Lincoln Memorial University
None

Louisiana State University
DVM/PhDhttp://www.lsu.edu/vetmed/dvm_admissions/other_applications/dvm_phd.php

Tufts University
DVM/PHD, DVM/MA (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) http://vet.tufts.edu/education/combined-dvm-programs/
DVM/MS-CBS  http://www.tufts.edu/vet/cbs/
DVM/MS Laboratory Animal Medicine http://www.tufts.edu/vet/lam/
DVM/MPH-Masters of Public Health http://www.tufts.edu/vet/mph/

Michigan State University
DVM/MS (food safety), DVM/MPH https://cvm.msu.edu/future-students/dual-degrees
Combined Programs http://cvm.msu.edu/research/dual-degree-programs

Midwestern University
None

University of Minnesota
DVM/MPH http://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/dual-joint-degrees/veterinary-medicine/
DVM/PHD http://www.cvm.umn.edu/gradprog/programs/cmb/dualdegrees/home.html

Mississippi State University
DV/MS http://www.cvm.msstate.edu/academics/degree-programs-research/combined-dvm-graduate-degree-programs
DVM/PhD  http://www.cvm.msstate.edu/academics/degree-programs-research/combined-dvm-graduate-degree-programs
Combined Programs http://www.cvm.msstate.edu/academics/degree-programs-research/combined-dvm-graduate-degree-programs

University of Missouri
DVM/MPH http://publichealth.missouri.edu/programs_mphdvm.php
Graduate programs http://vetmed.missouri.edu/research-gradstudies.htm

Cornell University
DVM/PhD http://www.vet.cornell.edu/BBS/Scientists/CombinedDegree.cfm

North Carolina State University
DVM/PhD https://cvm.ncsu.edu/education/dvm/combined-degree-programs/dvm-phd/

DVM/MBA https://cvm.ncsu.edu/education/dvm/combined-degree-programs/dvm-mba/

The Ohio State University
DVM/MPH https://vet.osu.edu/education/graduate-programs/about-our-programs
DVM/PhD/MS  http://vet.osu.edu/education/graduate-programs

Oklahoma State University
DVM/MS, DVM/PHD https://cvhs.okstate.edu/Dual_Degree_Programs
DVM/MBA https://cvhs.okstate.edu/Dual_Degree_Programs

Oregon State University
DVM/MPH http://health.oregonstate.edu/degrees/graduate/public-health/mph/dvm-mph-dual-degree

University of  Pennsylvania
VMD/PhD http://research.vet.upenn.edu/Home/tabid/2138/Default.aspx

University of Tennessee
DVM/PHD http://catalog.utk.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=19&poid=8345&returnto=2125
DVM/MS http://www.vet.utk.edu/graduate/index.php

Texas A&M
Contact Dr. Bhanu Chowdhary @ 979-845-5092

Tuskegee
None

Virginia Maryland Regional-CVM
DVM/MPH http://mph.vetmed.vt.edu/curriculum/dual_degrees.html
DVM/PhD http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/acad/grad/dvm_phd.asp

Washington State University
No Dual Enrollments

Western University
None

University of Wisconsin
DVM/MS (Comparative Biomedical Sciences), DVM/PHD, DVM/MPH, DVM/Global Health Cert http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/dvm-students/current-students/dual-degrees/descriptions-of-dual-degrees/
Combined Programs http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/dvm-students/current-students/dual-degrees/

West Indies AVMA Universities:

Ross
DVM/Masters http://veterinary.rossu.edu/dvm-program/combined-degree.html

St George’s University
DVM/MSc, DVM/MBA, DVM/MPH http://www.sgu.edu/school-of-arts-and-sciences/dual-degree-programs.html