The College of Veterinary Medicine offers programs that combine the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree with Master of Science or PhD degrees.


The DVM-Master of Science in Food Safety provides multidisciplinary training including all aspects of food production and distribution. Veterinarian students are trained in biosecurity, food safety, animal science, quality control, risk management, field epidemiology, disease control, risk communication, and animal welfare.

The Master of Science in Food Safety is also a standalone program.

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The DVM-Master of Public Health prepares DVM students for careers in public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control, US Food and Drug Administration, Michigan Department of Community Health, and the US Department of Agriculture.

Dual degrees allow students to pursue veterinary training and graduate training sequentially. In that case, one can complete veterinary school first and then continue with graduate research training, or the reverse order.