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Graduate Programs & Degrees Offered

The Graduate Program in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine offers the following degree programs:

1. PhD and MS program

Research leading to either the PhD and/or MS is supported by graduate faculty of the CVM. Competitive applicants will have completed a BS, MS, or DVM degree. This is a research based program and all students must complete a thesis or dissertation. Applications instructions are here: http://vet.osu.edu/education/application-instructions

2. Combined Residency/MS Program

This course of study is designed for DVM's that are selected for residency training programs in the Departments of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (anesthesiology, camelid medicine, emergency and critical care, equine ambulatory, radiology, radiation oncology, cardiology, dermatology, small animal internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, small animal surgery), Veterinary Biosciences (veterinary clinical pathology and veterinary anatomic pathology), and Veterinary Preventative Medicine (laboratory animal medicine). Applications are submitted to the residency program coordinator of the appropriate department, and the name of the applicant accepted into the residency program will be forwarded to the College Graduate Program Coordinator for processing. With support of the student's graduate advisory committee, individuals have the option of continuing their research beyond the MS in order to defend a PhD dissertation following completion of the residency portion of the program. More information and instructions on how to apply to the residency program can be found here: http://vet.osu.edu/6282.htm

3. Combined Residency/PhD Program

This course of study is designed for DVM's with some prior research experience that are selected for residency training in the CVM graduate program. Applications are submitted to the residency program coordinator of the appropriate department. Candidates selected for the Combined Residency/PhD Program will be simultaneously evaluated by the college graduate studies committee prior to formal admission to the program.   More information and instructions on how to apply to the residency program can be found here: http://vet.osu.edu/6282.htm

4. Combined DVM/MS Program

This course of study is designed for individuals enrolled in the DVM professional degree program that are also interested in simultaneously pursuing research leading to the MS. Completion of the DVM and MS are concurrent. Applications are submitted to the College Graduate Program Coordinator.  With support of the student's graduate advisory committee, individuals have the option of continuing their research in order to defend a PhD dissertation following completion of the DVM. Students must submit a separate application found here: http://vet.osu.edu/Admissions.htm

4. Veterinary Public Health Program

The Colleges of Public Health and Veterinary Medicine collaborate to offer this specializatoin in the Masters of Public Health Program. It is one of only two such programs certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. More information regarding the Veterinary Public Health specialization within the Masters of Public Health program (MPH-VPH) can be found here: http://cph.osu.edu/prospective-students/mph/veterinary-public-health Students must submit a separate application and more information can be found here: https://cph.osu.edu/prospective-students/faq#graduate

For more information, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at froilan.2@osu.edu or at (614) 247-7649.

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