Combined DVM/PhD Degree Program

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Program Information

The Combined Degree Program is designed to provide students with the resources and support necessary to succeed in the program and in their subsequent careers.

Program Guidelines:
Cornell Combined DVM-PhD Program Student/Faculty Guidelines 2014-15

Financial Benefits and Guidelines:
DVM/PhD degree students will receive substantial financial incentives to complete both degrees. During the PhD program, DVM-PhD students receive full graduate tuition, health insurance and stipend support from mentor research funds. It is expected that students will apply for graduate funding to an appropriate funding agency (NIH, NSF or USDA). During the DVM program, an individualized financial support package is prepared annually for each student by the Director of Student Financial Planning. Tuition paid as a DVM student, not including interest on loans, will be reimbursed upon completion of the DVM/PhD program. Health insurance, through Cornell's SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan), will be provided throughout the seven years of training.