Program Overview and History
The Cornell Combined DVM/PhD Degree Program was established to create a unique opportunity for a limited number of exceptionally motivated and academically superior students who wish to pursue a DVM and PhD degree.
Our academic objective is bold: we seek to integrate the most rigorous basic scientific and clinical training so that our graduates will be at the forefront of biomedicine and the veterinary profession in academic research, medicine and teaching; government service and public health; and the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry. Our Program takes advantage of Cornell's uniquely interdisciplinary environment to merge clinical training at the nation's top-ranked veterinary school with the University's internationally-recognized strengths. Please see the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program research specialties for more information.
For students, the benefits of Cornell's Combined DVM/PhD Degree Program include: