What happens once I receive an offer?
If you indicate you wish to be considered for the combined DVM/MPH program (on the Colorado Supplemental Application), your application will additionally be considered in the regular DVM admissions pool. When decisions are released, if a candidate recevies an OFFER to the DVM/MPH program, he/she will not be further considered in the regular DVM admissions pool, regardless of whether or not he/she accepts or declines the DVM/MPH offer. If a candidate is denied or designated as an alternate for the DVM/MPH program, your application will be considered in the regular DVM admissions pool.
Before matriculation, if you withdraw your acceptance to the DVM/MPH program, you will have to re-apply for admissions to the DVM Program or the graduate school.
What kind of financial aid could I receive?
All financial aid for the MPH portion of the DVM/MPH combined degree is offered through the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH). The ColoradoSPH has some scholarship and financial aid options for students during the MPH portion of their training.
Financial aid for the DVM portion of the DVM/MPH combined degree is offered through CSU Student Financial Services. All current DVM 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 MPH program
Years 2 & 3: MPH and DVM requirements
Years 4 & 5: Full time DVM requirements
After successfully completing your first year of the MPH program, you will be offered admission to begin the DVM Program. Your MPH degree is conferred upon completion of your third year of the DVM/MPH program.
For more in-depth information about this combined program, please visit the DVM Student Resources website and the Colorado SPH website.