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DVM/PhD Program

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The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), in conjunction with the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, offers the opportunity for individuals with interests in both veterinary medicine and basic biomedical research to coordinate completion of both the DVM and PhD degrees at Tufts University. Students admitted to both programs typically complete two years of veterinary school in Grafton, then undertake their PhD at GSBS before returning to Cummings to conclude their DVM studies. Each degree is awarded when the requirements for that degree are completed.

Applicants to the DVM/PhD program must apply separately to both the Cummings School and GSBS and clearly indicate their interest in the combined degree program on both application forms. Information on applying to the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine can be found on the TCSVM web site. To apply to the GSBS please follow the PhD program application instructions. Prospective students must be admitted to both schools to pursue the joint degrees.

Franklin M. Loew Veterinary Medical Education Center

Grafton Campus

DVM/PhD students complete their veterinary training at the Cummings School.
Learn about the Grafton Campus.