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Dual Degrees

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is committed to research, benefiting from a high-quality research environment provided by our four Research Centers.


Our educational programs draw on the expertise of world-renowned specialists in an effort to further develop career-ready graduates. We strive to make research opportunities available to all students -- In addition to research assistant and research volunteer opportunities available in-semester, DVM students may undertake research degrees alongside their DVM program.

Intercalated DVM/Masters By Research

Ross Vet 13-semester Intercalated DVM Masters By Research

This 13-semester program provides our DVM students the opportunity to develop their research experience and interests while building on other research activities that are part of the DVM curriculum. As a student, you will:

  • Undertake a project specific to one of our four Research Centers, working with our research-active community, with supervision of faculty members
  • Have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in research for three semesters, including training and preparation for your project
  • Be expected to show you can deliver and manage your project and advance knowledge within your chosen discipline

The core requirement for the Masters by Research degree is the completion of a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis.

Integrated DVM/Masters By Research

Ross Vet 11-semester Integrated DVM Masters By Research

This intensive 11-semester program provides our DVM students the same opportunity as our intercalated MSc by Research degree program, with an accelerated curriculum. In addition to your DVM studies, as a student researcher, you will:

  • Focus on a topic specific to one of our four Research Centers, working alongside research-active staff and students, while supervised by faculty members
  • Receive research training and preparation for your research project, which is fully integrated in semesters 1-3 prior to dedicating a full semester to the conduct of research.
  • Complete data analysis and thesis preparation, which will take place in the last 4 semesters, in addition to DVM requirements
  • Be expected to show you can deliver and manage your research project and advance knowledge within your chosen discipline

The core requirement for the Masters by Research degree is the completion of a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis.

Important Dates

Admissions Events
October 20 Ross Vet Expo in Costa Mesa
October 27 Ross Vet Expo in Chicago
November 10 Ross Vet Expo in Tampa