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Dual Degree Programs

Dual Degree Programs allow students to complete multiple degrees while saving both time and money. Students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and credentials to assist them in obtaining their professional goals.

DVM/MS Degree

  • Applicant initially applies for admission to the OSU DVM program.
  • Once a student has been admitted to the DVM program, then they may apply for admission to the Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBSC) MS program.
  • DVM/MS students take an additional 21 credit hours for the CBSC MS program.
  • DVM studies are initiated first, while graduate studies research can be taken during summer semesters and core courses and electives can be taken during fall and spring semesters, or a step-out year during DVM studies.

DVM/Ph.D. Degree

  • Applicant initially applies to the OSU DVM program.
  • Current DVM students apply for admission to the CBSC Ph.D. program during the spring semester of their second year. A limited number of students will be selected for the Ph.D. program.
  • Selected students complete the first two years of the DVM program and then enroll in the first year of the Ph.D. program. After completing the initial Ph.D. year, they return to the DVM program to complete years three and four. Thereafter, students complete the Ph.D. over a period of two years while serving as Graduate Teaching Assistants.

Veterinary Medical Residency/MS or Ph.D. Degrees

  • Veterinarians must apply for and be accepted to OSU CVM residency program.
  • Clinical Residents (in consultation with their residency section chief) apply for admission to the CBSC graduate program.
  • Clinical Residency/MS students take 21 credit hours and complete their thesis research during the latter part of the residency.
  • Clinical Residency/Ph.D. students take 60 credit hours and typically require one to three additional years post-residency to complete their degree.

Ph.D./MBA and Ph.D./Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate

  • Must be a current Ph.D. student in the CBSC program
  • These programs are above and beyond the credit hours required for the CBSC Ph.D. program and are entered into toward the end of obtaining the Ph.D. degree studies. The MBA requires an additional 29 hours. The Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate requires an additional 12 hours. All additional hours in both programs can be completed online.
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