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)
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.
U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU 45th among the nation's public universities; 75% among the world's top 100 universities; first in the nation for 22 years for graduate programs in elementary; and secondary education. First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics, organizational psychology, and rehabilitation counseling. One of the top 70 universities in the world.
The College of Veterinary
Medicine is fortunate to have an outstanding faculty, all of whom hold the
doctor of veterinary medicine degree and/or the doctor of philosophy degree.
Nearly all of the specialty boards recognized by the American Veterinary Medical
Association are represented on the faculty. Many of these faculty members are
leaders in their fields, both nationally and internationally.
Today, the college includes
four biomedical science departments—microbiology and molecular genetics, pathobiology
and diagnostic investigation, pharmacology and toxicology, and physiology; two
clinical departments—large-animal clinical sciences and small-animal clinical
sciences; two service units—the Veterinary Medical Center and the Diagnostic
Center for Population and Animal Health; and several research centers.
Michigan State has a
long-standing commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and
multiculturalism. The College of Veterinary Medicine has attained national
recognition for its leadership in programs for the encouragement of
underrepresented groups at the pre-professional, professional, and advanced
studies levels, as well as for increased diversity in its faculty.
For specific application information
(pre-requisite science courses, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please
refer to our website: http://cvm.msu.edu
priority is given to Michigan residents. Up to 37 positions
are filled with nonresident and international applicants.
OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES
, September 15, 2017 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time
Electronic evaluations to
VMCAS: Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time.
Submit transcripts from
all colleges attended to VMCAS by September 15,
including colleges where you took courses that transfer to your main institution.
International transcripts must
be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) and submitted to VMCAS. It is recommended that
transcript(s) be submitted to the translation service at least one month prior
to the deadline of September 15.
Non-refundable deposit (to
hold place in class):
(non-refundable) $500.00 for residents; $1,000.00 for
Deferments are rare.
The minimum required GPA for science prerequisite courses is 3.0 and for the last three semesters GPA is 3.0. The means for the most recent entering class were a science prerequisite GPA of 3.59 and a last three semester GPA of 3.77. The last three semester GPA includes a minimum of 36 credits for undergraduate students and a minimum of 18 credits for a graduate student.
credit(s) must appear on an official transcript and be equivalent to
appropriate college-level coursework.
Is a Bachelor’s
Is this an
Estimated Tuition Resident:
Estimated Tuition Non-Resident:
The GRE is not required. International applicants who are non-native speakers of English and who do not hold a bachelor's degree from a US institution must take a test of English as a second language. Options are the TOEFL iBT, the IELTS, or the CAEL.
Accepts International Students?
Number of Hours/Credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences
General Inorganic Chemistry (with lab)
Organic Chemistry (with lab)
Biochemistry (upper division)
General Biology (with lab)
College Algebra and Trigonometry
College Physics (with lab)
Advanced Biology Elective Course
For the most accurate information
about the prerequisites, please contact the Office of Admissions at
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS
Evaluation of written application (including veterinary/research experience)
Letters of recommendation (3 submitted by September 15, 2017, at 12 Midnight Eastern Time through VMCAS; 1 must be completed by a veterinarian)
Multiple Mini Interview or MMI
Acceptance Deadline is Monday, April 16, 2018
2015-2016 ADMISSIONS SUMMARY
Number of New
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.
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.
Combined DVM-MPH degree program
Combined online DVM/MS in Food
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