Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program D.V.M. and M.B.A. Combined Degree Program

Improve your economic success as a veterinarian by gaining access to world-class business and research opportunities.


Year one: Begin the M.B.A. program
Years two and three: Courses toward your M.B.A. and your D.V.M.
Years four and five: Full-time course load toward your D.V.M.

Program Highlights

  • Partnership with CSU’s College of Business

  • Five-year program

Application Information and Deadlines

  1. Follow the general D.V.M. application process, ensuring you complete the D.V.M./M.B.A. section of the Colorado Supplemental Application.
  2. Once admitted to the D.V.M./M.B.A. program you must submit an application to the CSU Graduate School.

If you indicate you wish to be considered for the combined D.V.M./M.B.A. program (on the Colorado Supplemental Application), your application will additionally be considered in the regular D.V.M. admissions pool. When decisions are released, if you receive an OFFER to the D.V.M./M.B.A. program, you will not be further considered in the regular D.V.M. admissions pool, regardless of whether or not you accept or decline the D.V.M./M.B.A. offer. If you are denied or designated as an alternate for the D.V.M./M.B.A. program, your application will be considered in the regular D.V.M. admissions pool.

If you withdraw your acceptance to the D.V.M./M.B.A. program before/after matriculation into the graduate program, you will be dismissed from the professional D.V.M. program. You will have to re-apply for admission to the D.V.M. program or the graduate school.

If you obtain Colorado domicile (not the same as “residency”), it is possible to be admitted to the D.V.M. portion of the combined program as a Colorado sponsored student.

D.V.M. Application Process

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Tuition and Financial Aid

The College of Business offers assistantships for D.V.M./M.B.A. students in year one of the program who register for eight or more credits (contact Gretchen Peterson​ at the College of Business for more information about this opportunity). D.V.M./M.B.A. students are given "priority" for student hourly jobs at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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