Cummings School boasts a diverse class of highly motivated and accomplished students who represent our mission to heal animals, help humans and transform global health. Whether you are looking to complete your DVM or pursue a graduate degree, the Office of Admissions is here to assist you. We encourage you to explore our website to help prepare for the admissions process.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Program
Cummings School’s DVM degree program uniquely prepares our highly motivated students to become leaders in their field. Graduates of this program are qualified to treat disease in animals of all species, address global health issues through their training in international veterinary medicine, and apply their expertise to solve animal and human health-related problems, such as emerging infectious diseases. At Cummings School, students gain scientific knowledge, hands-on clinical experience, and the ethical attitudes, professionalism and behaviors essential for becoming responsible practicing veterinarians.
Our exceptional faculty and progressive four-year curriculum emphasize critical thinking in veterinary medicine and prepare students to tackle critical issues in new and emerging fields.
Combined DVM Programs
The combined degree programs at Cummings School emphasize Tufts University’s commitment to a progressive academic philosophy. These programs allow talented students to define their veterinary focus while reaping the benefits of a broad base of general veterinary knowledge and developed clinical skills.
Integrating veterinary and graduate school curricula, these combined degree programs arm graduates with the unique range of skills, experience, and knowledge to fill needed positions in their field.
- DVM/MS in Comparative Biomedical Sciences
- DVM/MS in Laboratory Animal Medicine
- DVM/MPH with Tufts University School of Medicine
- DVM/MA with the Fletcher School
- DVM/Ph.D. with the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
- DVM/Ph.D. with University of Massachusetts Medical Center
The MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) is an intensive, 12-to-16-month graduate degree program that focuses on human-animal relationships and their implications for policy and community action.
Conservation medicine uses a One Health approach to address urgent issues facing our planet, including emerging and resurging diseases, habitat use conflicts, environmental contamination, ecosystem and climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem function degradation.
A new twelve-month Master’s Program in Infectious Disease and Global Health (MS-IDGH) at Cummings School has been created to address a critical need. Emergence of new or increasingly virulent infectious agents, antimicrobial resistance, and the risk of deliberate dissemination of bio threat agents are serious evolving threats to human health.
The doctoral (Ph.D.) graduate program in Biomedical Sciences offers students a balanced blend of scientific knowledge, technical skills, and research training in one of five focus areas: Infectious Diseases, Digestive Diseases, Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology, Pathology, and Clinical Sciences.
Bachelor’s/DVM Early Acceptance Program
We offer undergraduates enrolled at Tufts University, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Vermont an opportunity to apply to the DVM Program during the spring of their sophomore year. A limited number of students are admitted and are guaranteed a space in the veterinary school class once they finish their undergraduate degree.