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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 recei​ve 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 and other DVM entrance requirements on the DVM Application Procedures page.

  3. Once admitted to the DVM/MPH program you must submit required documentation to the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH).

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 receives an OFFER to the DVM/MPH program, they will not be further considered in the regular DVM admissions pool, regardless of whether or not they accept or decline 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. 

If you withdraw your acceptance to the DVM/MPH program before/after matriculation into the graduate program, you will be dismissed from the professional DVM 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?

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 combined 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: DVM requirements

  • Years 4 & 5: 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.

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