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.
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.
For specific application information (pre-requisite science
courses, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to our
is given to Michigan residents. Up to 35 positions are filled with nonresident
and international applicants.
SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES
VMCAS application deadline:
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
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
Deposit (to hold place in class):
$500.00 for residents; $1,000.00 for nonresidents.
Deferments are rare.
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?
Is this an International School?
Estimated Tuition Resident:
Estimated Tuition Contract:
Estimated Tuition Non-Resident:
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.
Accepts International Students?
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS
Evaluation of written application (including veterinary/research
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)
by the discretion of the Committee on Student Admissions)
2013-2014 ADMISSIONS SUMMARY
Number of Applicants
Number of New Entrants
EXPENSES AND FEES
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
Combined online DVM/MS in Food
Page Updated: March/20/2013