Dual PhD/DVM Degree in
Biomedical Sciences Area Program
The Biomedical Sciences
graduate program enables veterinary medical
students to pursue students in the basic
biomedical discipline of their choice for
a PhD or MS degree while enrolled in the
College of Veterinary Medicine. The program
is designed to prepare students for advanced
professional careers in universities and
colleges, research institutes, and industrial
research. With consent of the student’s
graduate program committee, courses from
the professional curriculum (which includes
a major portion of the core curriculum)
can be accepted toward the graduate degree.
The PhD program requires a minimum of 30
credit hours of 8090 Research culminating
in the completion of original research and
defense of a written dissertation.
program enables veterinary medical students
to complete a master’s degree while
enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
The program allows qualified students to
seek in-depth involvement in the basic biomedical
discipline of their choice. With consent
of the dual DVM/MS candidate’s program
committee, credit hours from the professional
program (including the core courses) can
be accepted for the master’s degree.
Six hours of 9090 Research that result in
an original thesis are required. Financial
support may be provided through teaching
assistantships in gross anatomy laboratory
(Veterinary Anatomy 5500 and 5011). Please
see the “MS in Basic Biomedical Sciences”
page on our website for more information.