MS Program

UF CVM offers advanced training at the MS level to veterinarians or professionals with a bachelor’s degree.

New graduates join the professional workforce in the private sector (e.g., specialized veterinary practice in dairy herd health and reproduction, aquatic animal health), in government (wildlife disease surveillance and risk management, aquatic animal health), or pursue a PhD degree at UF or other university in the United States or abroad.

Most of our MS students on campus complete their training within two years. The MS degree in VMS requires completion of a research thesis and 30 credits in graduate coursework.

Master of Science Degree

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine offers a Master of Science (MS) degree degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences through the college’s five departments:

Combined MS/Residency Programs

The Departments of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, and Small Animal Clinical Sciences offer combined MS/Residency programs in selected disciplines:

For More Information

For further guidance and assistance, you can reach out to our CVM Director of Graduate Education or Department Graduate Coordinators. For more information about CVM MS or PhD graduate programs, please contact Sara Rubinstein s.rubinstein@ufl.edu at the CVM Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

Jorge A Hernandez
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Jorge A Hernandez

CVM Director Of Graduate Education; Professor
Phone: (352) 294-4305
Sara Rubinstein
Department: VM-RESEARCH / GRADUATE

Sara Rubinstein

Academic Program Specialist
Phone: (352) 294-4241

Department Graduate Coordinators

Maureen T Long
Department: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine

Maureen T Long

Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8305
David R Allred
Department: Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology

David R Allred

Professor
Phone: (352) 294-4126
Iske V Larkin
Department: Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Iske V Larkin

Lecturer And Education Coordinator
Phone: (352) 294-4095
John A Bowden
Department: Department of Physiological Sciences

John A Bowden

Assistant Professor
Phone: (941) 716-4431
Domenico Santoro
Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Domenico Santoro

Associate Professor, Dermatology
Phone: (352) 392-2235

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