Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine offers students enrolled
in the DVM program the opportunity to complete a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree
in Veterinary Science, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Sciences or a Master
in Business Administration (MBA) degree while continuing their veterinary education.
Information about these programs can be found below
The DVM/MBA program is a cooperative venture between the Lincoln Memorial University-College
of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Business at Lincoln Memorial University.
This dual degree program gives highly motivated and academically qualified veterinary
medical students the opportunity to pursue DVM and MBA degrees simultaneously. Both
programs can be completed in four academic years, in less time than it would ordinarily
take if the degrees were completed separately.
The program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the business
principles that are useful to veterinarians who participate in the business aspects
of medical practice. The program blends medical and business training to provide a
basis for the ability to capably manage and coordinate medical practices and other
business endeavors in a highly competitive, heavily regulated and constantly changing
Learn more about the DVM/MBA program
University of Kentucky/LMU-CVM PhD
The primary goal of the UK-VESC/LMU-CVM cooperative program is to train top veterinary
graduates to become leading PhD research scientists in the field of veterinary science
and animal health. Emphasis is placed on investigating the causes and mechanisms
that affect the production and performance of horses, regardless of breed. The program
will provide opportunities for LMU-CVM graduates to develop the skills necessary to
become creative and critical-thinking scientists with the contemporary skills and
knowledge to perform independent research and to effectively communicate their findings.
The VESC/LMU Program will lead to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Veterinary Science
with specialization in pathology, virology, microbiology, parasitology, immunology,
genetics, reproductive physiology, pharmacology,or musculoskeletal sciences. Each
of these subspecialties has a general emphasis on the horse.
The VESC/LMU Doctor of Philosophy program is research intensive, and enables the student
to become a self-educating and creative scholar. This degree implies that the individual
has demonstrated the capacity to frame an interrelated series of questions and to
design and execute an appropriate series of investigations. Research projects are
expected to either answer all of the questions or illuminate the area of inquiry in
such a way that the resulting dissertation and publications will constitute a definitive
contribution to science.
Learn more about the University of Kentucky/LMU-CVM PhD
PhD in Integrative Biosciences at LMU
The DVM/PhD in Integrative Biosciences program requires 90 graduate credit hours beyond
the Bachelor’s degree or 60 credit hours beyond a relevant Master of Science degree.
Students will complete a combination of credits from the core curriculum, the elective
curriculum, and the research curriculum. The program provides the ability for students
to pursue a dual degree DVM-PhD option. Students pursuing the joint program option
may count a maximum of 30 credit hours of basic science courses from the CVM curriculum.
This program is still in the final approval process.