Graduate Programs

Biomedical Sciences

The BMS program is designed to train biomedical scientists in veterinary and comparative biology with emphasis on morphological analysis, cellular and molecular biology and physiology. BMS Graduate Program

Veterinary Clinical Sciences

The graduate program of the department focuses on two major areas: residency training in preparation for board certification, and research training at the Master's level. The department offers the Master of Science degree with a major in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, or Theriogenology. VCS Graduate Program

Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine

Our department is uniquely composed of faculty with internationally recognized expertise in a variety of basic disciplines, including bacteriology, epidemiology, immunology, pathology, statistics, toxicology, and virology. Research is focused on infectious and non-infectious diseases at both the basic and applied levels. VDPAM Graduate Program

Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine

A broad range of basic and applied research is represented by the faculty who participate in our graduate programs. These include: immunomodulation, vaccine development, infectious diseases, microbiology, microbial genetics, microbial pathogenesis, molecular virology, diagnostics, epidemiology, food microbiology, and food safety. VMPM Graduate Program

Veterinary Pathology

The Department has focus areas of pathology, clinical pathology, parasitology, and an emphasis on training ACVP board certified pathologists (residency/MS or PhD). We link basic and clinical science through essential roles in learning for students (undergraduate, veterinary and graduate) and veterinarians, diagnosis and reporting of diseases, and scientific research, including infectious and emerging diseases, parasitic diseases, animal models, and diseases of high consequence to animal and human health through integrated education, diagnostics, and research. VPTH Graduate Program


Iowa State University offers applicants to the College of Veterinary Medicine the opportunity to apply for the concurrent Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Masters of Business Administration Program. This program is designed to allow a student admitted to the DVM program a one year deferment to the professional program in order to begin the MBA at Iowa State University’s College of Business. Detailed information about the program and its requirements can be found on the College of Business website. DVM/MBA Program


This combined degree program is the result of the collaboration between faculty at Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Iowa, College of Public Health. Veterinary students can complete this degree concurrently and graduate in four years. Graduate veterinarians can utilize distance technology and obtain the MPH degree while remaining in their current job and place of residence. Detailed information regarding applications, classes, and opportunities for graduates working in public health can be found on the University of Iowa's website. DVM/MPH program

  • MPH for Practicing Veterinarians: This program is designed for practicing veterinarians looking for a career change or to enhance their ability to become board certified in Veterinary Preventive Medicine.