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Graduate Programs and Degrees Offered


Veterinary Medicine (VMED)

Use your VMED training to increase your knowledge of basic and applied sciences in animal health. Use your research training to advance your understanding of clinical disease in companion or agricultural animals, as well as wildlife.


Specialty tracks:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Comparative Medicine and Pathology
  • Population Medicine
  • Surgery/Radiology/Anesthesiology


Comparative and Molecular Biosciences (CMB)

CMB is a multidisciplinary program that prepares you with expertise in basic and comparative mechanisms of health and disease. You will gain understanding of animal disease, animal populations, comparative aspects of biology and pathology across species, as well as animal models of human disease.


Your CMB training will lead to a career as an independent investigator in:

Comparative animal biomedical sciences

  • genetics and genomics
  • neuroscience
  • cellular and molecular biology
  • physiology and pharmacology

Molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis

  • molecular pathogenesis
  • infectious diseases
  • immunobiology
  • cancer biology

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 28 Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the United States to offer master’s and doctoral degrees. Your experience in our graduate program will draw on the expertise of basic researchers as well as the applied research skills of board certified clinicians. Get more information here.


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