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Graduate Studies

Graduate Programs at LMU

The Lincoln Memorial University- Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) offers Master of Veterinary Education (MVEd), Master of Veterinary Clinical Care (MVCC), and Master of Veterinary Bioscience (MVBMS) degrees. Additionally, students enrolled in the DVM program may choose to complete a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Veterinary Science or a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree while continuing their education.

Most recently, LMU-CVM has added a Certificate of Veterinary Education. Learn more about this new program, along with our existing programs below. 

Master of Veterinary Biomedical Science (MVBMS)

The Master of Veterinary Biomedical Science program (VBMS) is a 1-year bridge curriculum dedicated to providing advanced academic learning in the life sciences. This MS degree can enhance the competitiveness of students seeking admission into doctoral-level professional programs and promote continued engagement in biomedical research throughout their careers. Graduates have successfully gone on to veterinary school, Ph.D. programs, and other health professional programs.

Learn more about the MVBMS program.

Master of Veterinary Education (MVEd)

The Master of Veterinary Education (MVEd) program is a graduate program for veterinary professionals with a desire to teach in higher education. LMU-CVM is dedicated to preparing professional educators who embody the three ideals of Values, Education, and Service--core ideals of Lincoln Memorial University.

Learn more about the MVEd program.

Master of Veterinary Clinical Care (MVCC)

The Lincoln Memorial University Master of Veterinary Clinical Care (MVCC) program is for licensed veterinary technicians who hold any baccalaureate degree. This MS program is the first in the United States designed specifically to help technicians build on the knowledge and skills learned in AVMA CVTEA-accredited programs, and graduates should expect to have master-level expertise in patient case management, clinical and professional skills, and evidenced-based medicine. The curriculum features courses that are co-instructed by DVMs and Veterinary Technician Specialists (VTS) to provide advanced critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. Graduates will be prepared to work with diverse populations and provide exceptional veterinary care with sensitivity to the different cultural contexts and experiences of patient owners.

Learn more about the MVCC program.

Master of Business Administration (DVM/MBA)

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 environment.

Learn more about the DVM/MBA program.

University of Kentucky/LMU-CVM Doctor of Philosphy (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.

Certificate of Veterinary Education

The certificate of Veterinary Education (CVEd) program at the Lincoln Memorial University Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) is aimed a current veterinary professionals (DVM/VMDs and credentialed veterinary technicians) who currently teach or plan to teach in a veterinary education setting, such as a DVM or veterinary technician or technology program. It is a 100% online, asynchronous program that will span between two and four semesters, depending on the student's selected enrollment (full or part time). The focus of the program goals is veterinary education; therefore, the assignments and settings for the instruction in these courses are aimed at educating veterinary students. Veterinary doctors and credentialed technicians will find application of the content of these courses applicable to their work with these students. 

Learn more about the CVEd program.