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Half DVM Half MBA person

 Taking care of animals is the easy part. Taking care of business can be a challenge. Our combined DVM/MBA program will teach you business skills to improve your economic success as a veterinarian.

DVM/MBA Combined Degree Program

This five-year program partners with CSU's College of Business. As a member of this program, you will have the benefit of being a part of a highly competitive veterinary program with small class sizes and access to world-class business and research opportunities. When you have completed this program, you will receive both the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Business Administration degrees.

How do I apply?

In order to begin the DVM/MBA program, you must have completed a bachelor's degree. You may apply for admission to the DVM/MBA program prior to receiving your undergraduate degree, but you must be awarded the bachelor's degree prior to matriculation in the fall. (Exceptions to this policy are infrequently granted.)

To pursue admission to this program, you must:

  1. Fill out an application using the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)
  2. Complete the DVM/MBA section of the Colorado Supplemental Application (CSA). Learn more about the CSA on the DVM Applications and Procedures page.
  3. Once admitted to the DVM/MBA program you must submit an application to the CSU Graduate School

If you indicate you wish to be considered for the combined DVM/MBA program (on the Colorado Supplemental Application), but are denied an offer or designated as an alternate, your application will automatically be considered in the regular DVM admission cycle.

What happens once I receive an offer?

Candidates are specifically offered a position in the DVM/MBA program. If you receive an offer, you will not be further considered in the regular DVM admissions pool, regardless of whether you accept or decline your offer to the DVM/MBA program.

Before matriculation, if you withdraw your acceptance to the DVM/MBA program, you will have to re-apply for admission to the DVM program or the graduate school.

What kind of financial aid could I receive?

The College of Business offers assistantships for DVM/MBA students in Year 1 of their program who register for 8 or more credits (contact Sarah Chase, Ph.D. at sarah.chase@business.colostate.edu for more information about this opportunity). DVM/MBA students are given "first priority " for student hourly jobs at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. All veterinary students are eligible to apply for the competitive scholarships and awards in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Other scholarships and financial aid can be obtained through the Office of Student Financial Services.

If you obtain Colorado domicile (not the same as "residency"), it is possible to be admitted to the DVM portion of the program as a Colorado sponsored student.

Once I begin, what will my overall curriculum look like?

Your program is outlined as follows:

Year 1: Begin the MBA program
Years 2 & 3: Courses toward your MBA and your DVM
Years 4 & 5: Full-time course load toward your DVM

After successfully completing your first year of the MBA program you will be offered admission to begin your DVM. Your MBA degree is conferred up completion of your third year of the DVM/MBA program.

For more in-depth information about this combined program, please visit the DVM Student Resources website as well as the DVM/MBA Course Schedule.