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College of Veterinary Medicine

Graduate Study

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers graduate study leading to the degree of Master of Science or the Doctor of Philosophy with majors in the departments of Basic Medical Sciences, Veterinary Pathobiology and Veterinary Clinical Sciences. At Purdue, research opportunities exist in many phases of veterinary medicine.

Research and teaching assistantships and fellowships are available for a limited number of graduate students in allied fields. Graduate students who are candidates for degrees from this school must be graduates of an approved veterinary college or have had equivalent training in basic medical sciences and must qualify to carry advanced courses. Graduates in other fields may be accepted with the approval of the appropriate department head if they have had sufficient training in biological sciences. Prospective graduate students can obtain more detailed information on the Graduate School website.

Clinical training programs are available in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Those interested in more details about these programs should write directly to the head of the department.

Students in the professional degree program can simultaneously work toward a graduate degree. They can apply for admission to graduate school at any time and must be approved by a department head and accepted by the Graduate School. When dually enrolled, they can take graduate-level courses while completing the requirements for the D.V.M. degree.