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 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 35 positions
are filled with nonresident and international applicants.
OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time
Electronic evaluations to
VMCAS, Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 12:00 midnight eastern time.
GRE taken by August 31.
All transcripts submitted of
courses taken prior the September 15 deadline should be submitted to VMCAS by
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 September 15.
hold place in class):
(none refundable) $500.00 for residents; $1,000.00 for
Deferments are rare.
No minimum required. The mean cumulative GPA for the
entering class (2015) was 3.62 on a 4.00 scale.
credit(s) must appear on an official transcript and be equivalent to
appropriate college-level coursework.
Is a Bachelor’s
Is this an
REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS
Evaluation of written application
(including veterinary/research experience)
VMCAS application supplemental questions
Supplemental application: A
link to the supplemental application will be sent to the applicant
Letters of recommendation (3
submitted by September 15, 2016, at 12:00 midnight eastern time through VMCAS;
1 must be completed by a veterinarian)
Multiple Mini Interview or
Acceptance deadline is Monday,
April 17, 2017
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)
An Upper Level Biology
Microbiology (with lab)
For the most accurate information
about the prerequisites, please contact the Office of Admissions at
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), general test, is
required to be taken no later than August 31. Test scores older than 5 years
will not be accepted. For the most current GRE submission information, please see
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS
Evaluation of written application (including veterinary/research experience)
Letters of recommendation (3 submitted by September 15, 2016, ad 12:00 midnight eastern time through VMCAS; 1 must be completed by a veterinarian)
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Acceptance Deadline is Monday, April 17, 2016
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