DVM/Master of Science

The DVM/Master of Science (DVM/MSc) dual degree program gives students the opportunity to conduct active and original bench and/or field research in anatomical pathology, anatomy, bacteriology, aquatic animal health, clinical pathology, parasitology, pharmacology, small animal clinical cases, large animal clinical cases, virology, or wildlife medicine.

In this dual degree program, students will complete the veterinary medical requirements simultaneously with the MSc requirements. For the MSc program, students spend the first two summers of the veterinary medical program (an extra six months in total) in Grenada in order to meet the coursework requirements and for preparation and completion of the master’s thesis.

The MSc requires completion of 34 graduate credits as prescribed by the program. Under the supervision of an academic advisor and a supervisory committee, students prepare a research project proposal. Once approved, an ongoing research experience is conducted throughout the period of enrollment in the degree program. The program culminates with a final comprehensive oral examination and defense of the thesis. The major selected determines the research area and graduate coursework requirements for the completion of the program.