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 Being able to address the relationships among food production, disease control and the public's health makes graduates of the combined DVM/MPH program a unique national resource.

DVM/MPH Combined Degree Program

Partnering with the Colorado School of Public Health, this five-year DVM/MPH program will give you specialty training in veterinary medicine and public health. 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 research opportunities. When you have completed this program, you will receive both the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees.

How do I apply?

In order to begin the DVM/MPH program, you must have completed a bachelor's degree. You may apply for admission to the DVM/MPH program prior to receiving your undergraduate degree, but you must be awarded the bachelor's degree prior to matriculation in the fall.

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/MPH 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/MPH program you must submit required documentation to the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH).

If you indicate that you wish to be considered for the combined DVM/MPH 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 admissions cycle.

What happens once I receive an offer?

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

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 University of Colorado. The CSPH offers some financial assistance for DVM/MPH students in Year 1 of their program, and also has limited scholarship funding.

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 School of Public Health website.