Joint Ph.D. Professional Degree Programs

The Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Department does offer the option of dual Ph.D.-professional degree programs for qualified students. This option is available with each of the three medical colleges - veterinary (D.V.M.-Ph.D.), human (M.D.-Ph.D.), and osteopathic medicine (D.O.-Ph.D.). Both the professional and graduate programs are designed to meet the individual student’s needs. Such a program normally takes at least seven years to complete, and students may need to provide their own financial support for the professional school portion of the program.