University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program
D.V.M. / Ph.D. Combined Degree Program
The Comparative and Molecular Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine programs offer a dual degree program, the D.V.M./Ph.D. Extensive information about the D.V.M./Ph.D. program is found below.
The most significant discoveries in medicine result from collaboration between the basic sciences and clinical medicine. Clinician scientists play a unique role in this process. We seek students who are intelligent, enthusiastic, and have a passion for science. Our D.V.M./Ph.D. graduates will become the leaders in veterinary health, animal agricultural sciences, and biomedical research.
The combined degree program at the College of Veterinary Medicine is the only formal D.V.M./Ph.D. training program that offers rigorous training for careers at the interface between basic science and veterinary medicine. The challenging curriculum requires completion of all professional degree requirements as well as further graduate study and bench research leading to completion of a Ph.D. thesis. The College is part of the Academic Health Center of the University of Minnesota and is located in a major metropolitan area. This alignment with medical sciences provides for broad training in mechanisms of health and disease and facilitates interdisciplinary interactions. Moreover, the Veterinary Medical Center is one of the nation's largest and most modern veterinary health facilities. Thus, our students are uniquely prepared for academic or industrial careers in veterinary medical sciences.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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