Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program D.V.M. and M.P.H. Combined Degree Program

Veterinarians are a unique national resource, as they are the only health professionals trained in multi-species comparative medicine. With a public health perspective, address the relationships among food production, disease control and the public’s health.


  • Year one: Begin the M.P.H. program
  • Years two and three: D.V.M. requirements
  • Years four and five: D.V.M. requirements

Program Highlights

  • Partnership with the Colorado School of Public Health

  • Five-year program

Application Information and Deadlines

  1. Follow the general D.V.M. application process, ensuring you complete the D.V.M./M.P.H. section of the Colorado Supplemental Application.
  2. Once admitted to the D.V.M./M.P.H. program you must submit required documentation to the Colorado School of Public Health.

If you indicate you wish to be considered for the combined D.V.M./M.P.H. 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.P.H. program, you will not be further considered in the regular DVM admissions pool, regardless of whether or not you accept or decline the D.V.M./M.P.H. offer. If you are denied or designated as an alternate for the D.V.M./M.P.H. 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.P.H. 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

Financial aid for the M.P.H. portion of the degree is offered through the Colorado School of Public Health, which has scholarship and financial aid​ options.

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