Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in the VDPAM Graduate Program. We want your application process to be as easy as possible.

The links listed to the left provide you with information on admissions requirements, application materials, financial support and the graduate certificate.


(Please follow the directions on the portal linked & select "Veterinary Preventive Medicine" for MS program and "Population Sciences in Animal Health" for PhD program)

Check out the FAQs and If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Dr. Daniel Linhares, DVM, MBA, PhD
Associate Professor, and Director of Graduate Education

Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2203 Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
Ames, IA 50011

Phone: 515.294.9358


Program Options:
Dual Degree/ DVM & MS Certificate to Masters International at Iowa State International/Distance Masters to PhD Working & Student
PhD and MS Thesis students are eligible to receive financial support through a graduate research assistantship (RA) funded by their major professor(s). Assistantships provide a 12 month 1/2 time stipend, a 50% tuition scholarship and health insurance. Additional information on  graduate assistantshipstuition and fees, and health services is available on the Graduate College website.