The University of
Missouri is located among rolling forested hills north of the famous Lake of
the Ozarks. Columbia is noted for its high quality of life and low cost of
living and is consistently rated among the best cities to live in by Money
Magazine. The city abounds with walking trails, 3,000 acres of state park
lands, federal forests, and wildlife refuges. Columbia is located between
Kansas City and St. Louis-cities that have major-league sports teams and other
big-city recreational amenities. Columbia itself offers Big 12 Conference
football, basketball, baseball and other sports. It boasts a 65,000- seat
stadium, several 18-hole golf courses, and other indoor and outdoor recreation
facilities. Our location near a metropolitan area provides a strong primary and
referral small animal case load. Columbia’s proximity to rural central
Missouri results in an exceptional food animal and equine case load.
major research university with 34,000 students, consists of 19 schools and
colleges located on a 1,335-acre campus. The College of Veterinary
noted for its unique curriculum that gives
2 years of undiluted
clinical experience before graduation as opposed to the traditional 1-1.5
years. Students benefit from exposure to specialty medical areas such as
clinical cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and oncology.
Students also gain experience with advanced equipment such as a linear
accelerator for treatment of cancer, MRI, state-of-the-art ultrasonography,
extensive endoscopy equipment, cold lasers, a surgery room C-arm for
radiography during surgical procedures, and others. MU is unique in having a
medical school, nursing school, school of health-related professions, state
cancer research center, the life sciences center, the second largest research
animal diagnostic laboratory in the world and department of animal science on
the same campus, thus enhancing teaching, research, and clinical services.
All applicants must
apply through VMCAS and submit our Supplemental Application. For specific
application information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation),
please refer to the contact information listed above.
sixty seats are given to
Missouri and sixty to non-residents. A total of 120 seats awarded each year.
U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.
PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION
SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES
Early June, 2014:
VMCAS Application Opens
September 2, 2014:
Transcripts due to VMCAS
VMCAS application and all letters of reference due:
2, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Supplemental Missouri application due:
Out of state interviews held
resident interviews held
Date acceptances mailed: mid-April
Required undergraduate GPA:
Applicants must have a
cumulative GPA of 3.00 or more on a 4.00 scale. The most recent entering class
had a mean GPA of 3.77 at the time of acceptance.
AP credit policy:
must appear on official college
transcript and be equivalent to the 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 Medical College Admission
Test (MCAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test is required.
Test scores older than 3 years will not be accepted.
Accepts International Students?
Allows non-residents to gain residency after completing first
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