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Michigan State University


Office of Admissions
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medical Center
784 Wilson Road, F-110
East Lansing MI 48824
Telephone: (517) 353-9793; fax: (517) 353-3041;
Helpline: (800) 496-4MSU (4678)
Email:
admiss@cvm.msu.edu
www.cvm.msu.edu

 

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

Michigan State University’s campus is bordered by the city of East Lansing, which offers sidewalk cafes, res­taurants, shops, and convenient mass transit. The campus is traversed by the Red Cedar River and has many miles of bike paths and walkways. This park-like setting provides an ideal venue in which MSU’s 48,906 students may enjoy outdoor concerts and plays, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. The campus is located in East Lansing, three miles east of Michigan’s capitol in Lansing. It sits on a 5,200- acre campus with 2,100 acres in existing or planned development. There are 532 buildings which include 103 academic buildings.

The college is a national leader in state-of-the-art technology and facilities. The Information Technology Center empowers and assists students, faculty, and staff with the knowledge needed to fulfill everyday computer tasks. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital has one of the largest caseloads in the country. Outstanding faculty are involved in teaching veterinary students, providing patient treatment and diagnostic services, and conduct­ing veterinary research.

There are four state-of-the art facilities that have been added in the past few years to our medical com­plex. They are the new Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH), the Center for Comparative Oncology, the Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center, and the Matilda R. Wil­son Pegasus Critical Care Center and the Training Center for Dairy Professionals. For information about these centers, please visit the links provided below.

http://animalhealth.msu.edu/

http://cvm.msu.edu/hospital/services/comparative-oncology-center

http://cvm.msu.edu/hospital/special-facilities/Plone// research/research-centers/mcphail-equine-performance-center

http://cvm.msu.edu/departments/large-animal-clinical -sciences/services-research-centers/pegasus-critical-care-center?searchterm=pegasus

APPLICATION INFORMATION

For specific application information (pre-requisite science courses, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participa­tion), please refer to our website: http://cvm.msu.edu

Residency implications: priority is given to Michigan residents. Up to 35 positions are filled with nonresident and international applicants.

 

Course Description

Number of Hours/Credits

English Composition

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

6

Humanities

6

General Inorganic Chemistry (with Laboratory)

3

Organic Chemistry (with laboratory)

6

Biochemistry (upper division)

3

General Biology (with laboratory)

6

College Algebra and Trigonometry

3

College Physics (with laboratory)

8

Nutrition

3

Genetics

3

Cell Biology (eukaryotic)

3

Microbiology (with laboratory)

4

 

SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES

VMCAS application deadline: Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Electronic evaluations to VMCAS, Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time

GRE taken by September 30. The dateline to received GRE scores is December 15

All transcripts submitted of courses taken prior the Oc­tober 2 deadline should be submitted to VMCAS by October 2

International transcripts must be evaluated by a translation service such us World Education Services (WES), Josef Silny or the American Association of Collegiate Registrars an Admission Officers, Foreign Education Credential Service (AACRAO). It is recommended that transcript(s) be submitted to the translation service at least one month prior to the deadline of October 2

Deposit (to hold place in class): (none refundable) $500.00 for residents; $1,000.00 for nonresidents.

Deferments are rare.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Required undergraduate GPA: No minimum required. The mean cumulative GPA for the entering class (2013) was 3.56 on a 4.00 scale.

AP credit policy: AP credit(s) must appear on an official transcript and be equivalent to appropriate college-level coursework.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? No

Is this an International School? No

ESTIMATED TUITION

Estimated Tuition Resident: $27,048

Estimated Tuition Contract: $0

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $52,206

AVAILABLE SEATS

Resident: 79

Contract: 0

Non-Resident: 34

TEST REQUIREMENTS

Standardized examinations: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), general test, is required to be taken no later than September 30. Test scores older than 5 years will not be accepted.

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? Yes

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS

Evaluation of written application (including veterinary/research experience)

Supplemental application: A link to the supplemental application will be sent to the applicant

Letters of recommendation (3 submitted by October 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time through VMCAS; 1 must be completed by a veterinarian)

Interview by the discretion of the Committee on Student Admissions)

2013-2014 ADMISSIONS SUMMARY

Number of Applicants

Resident: 236

Nonresident/International: 625

Total: 861

Number of New Entrants

Resident: 79

Nonresident/International: 34

Total: 113

EXPENSES AND FEES

Resident: $27,048

Nonresident: $53,244

EARLY ADMISSION PROGRAM

The Veterinary Scholars Admission Program has been established by the College of Veterinary Medicine in cooperation with the Honors College at Michigan State University. This program provides admission opportunity for students who wish to enter the four year professional veterinary medicine degree program after earning a bachelor’s degree. The bachelor’s degree program must include advanced and enriched coursework representing scholarly interest and achievements. Enrollment at MSU and membership in the Honors College are required to be eligible for this option. For information on Honors College membership, contact: Honors College, 105 Eustace-Hall, 468 E. Circle Drive, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; telephone (517) 355-2326; or visit their website at http://honorscollege.msu.edu/.

PRODUCTION MEDICINE PATHWAY

The Production Medicine Scholars Pathway has been established by the College of Veterinary Medicine in cooperation with the department of Animal Sciences at Michigan State University. This pathway is available to MSU Animal Science students who complete, in addi­tion to the minimum Pre-Veterinary medicine require­ments, a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences with a concentration in production animal medicine. The con­centration is designed to prepare students for a career in herd based, agricultural veterinary practice. The pathway provides an early admission option for Michigan State University students planning to earn a baccalaureate degree in Animal Science with a concentration in production medicine. Successful applicants must have a strong academic and non-academic credentials, a dem­onstrated interest in food animal production medicine and agricultural veterinary medicine. Additional information about the pathway may be obtained from 1250 Anthony Hall, 474 S. Shaw Lane, Department of Ani­mal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 or visit the website: http://www.ans.msu.edu

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS

Combined DVM-MPH degree program available

Combined online DVM/MS in Food Safety available


Application Deadline: 10/2/2014  
 
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