North Carolina State University

College of Veterinary Medicine

Specialized Veterinary Medicine


P.O. Box 7622

Campus Box 7102

Raleigh, NC 27695

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The creation of the non-thesis Master's degree track (MSpVM) for the Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program was proposed to enhance scholarship and competitiveness of veterinarians completing advanced specialty training at the College. These programs are designed to provide experiences appropriate for certification in the specialty College related to their area of study. Clinical and diagnostic material handled through the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and affiliated units will provide the basis for this training. Courses will incorporate seminars, rounds and journal club activities; individual supervised training; independent study programs; and basic statistics and ethics. Many of the programs will require a project, publication, and oral exam to be completed as part of the requirements. This optional track features an interdepartmental, multidisciplinary approach to graduate training with participating graduate faculty from all four departments of the College of Veterinary Medicine. These faculty represent 17 discipline areas and will offer advanced training leading to the Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine. Each MSpVM student will have a unique graduate training program focused in his/her clinical specialty area and directed by a graduate committee comprising faculty experts from this clinical specialty and other specialty areas. Creation of the track will permit the College to document more clearly the effort that faculty commit to advanced training in 17 different veterinary specialties. The graduate track will help sustain the outstanding success the College has achieved in attracting the top national and international veterinary graduates for post-graduate clinical training.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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