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Tuskegee University*

*This page is for last year’s admissions cycle. For updated information, please visit: www.onemedicine.tuskegee.edu

Office of Veterinary Admissions and Recruitment
Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Telephone: (334) 727-8460
Website:
www.onemedicine.tuskegee.edu

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, a city of about 13,000. Tuskegee is 40 miles east of the state of Alabama, Capi­tol city, Montgomery, and twenty miles west of the city of Auburn. It is also within easy driving distance to the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. Summers are hot with moderate to mild humidity, and winters are moderate. Its recreational facilities, lakes, and parks can be enjoyed throughout the year-round. Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, a city of about 13,000. Tuskegee is 40 miles east of the state of Alabama, Capi­tol city, Montgomery, and twenty miles west of the city of Auburn. It is also within easy driving distance to the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. Summers are hot with moderate to mild humidity, and winters are moderate. Its recreational facilities, lakes, and parks can be enjoyed throughout the year-round.

Over the past 125 years and still today, since it was founded by Booker T. Wash­ington in 1881, Tuskegee University (HBCU) has be­come one of our nation’s most outstanding institutions of higher learning. While it fo­cuses on helping to develop human resources primarily within the African-American community, it is open to all. Over the past 125 years and still today, since it was founded by Booker T. Wash­ington in 1881, Tuskegee University (HBCU) has be­come one of our nation’s most outstanding institutions of higher learning. While it fo­cuses on helping to develop human resources primarily within the African-American community, it is open to all.

Tuskegee’s mission has always been to provide ser­vice to people in addition to education. The University stresses the need to educate the whole person, that is, the hand and the heart as well as the mind. Tuskegee enrolls more than 3,000 students and employs approxi­mately 900 faculty and support personnel. Physical fa­cilities include more than 5,000 acres of forestry and a campus consisting of more than 100 major buildings and structures. Total land, forestry, and facilities are valued in excess of $500 million. The campus has also been declared a historical site by the United States De­partment of the Interior. Tuskegee’s mission has always been to provide ser­vice to people in addition to education. The University stresses the need to educate the whole person, that is, the hand and the heart as well as the mind. Tuskegee enrolls more than 3,000 students and employs approxi­mately 900 faculty and support personnel. Physical fa­cilities include more than 5,000 acres of forestry and a campus consisting of more than 100 major buildings and structures. Total land, forestry, and facilities are valued in excess of $500 million. The campus has also been declared a historical site by the United States De­partment of the Interior.

Historically, Tuskegee University School of Veteri­nary Medicine (TUSVM) was established in 1945 for the training of African-Americans during a time when few had the opportunity to study veterinary medicine because of segregation and other racial impediments. Historically, Tuskegee University School of Veteri­nary Medicine (TUSVM) was established in 1945 for the training of African-Americans during a time when few had the opportunity to study veterinary medicine because of segregation and other racial impediments.

In 1945, the United States had only 10 schools of veterinary medicine and it is estimated that fewer than five African Americans were located in the southern states. TUSVM graduated its first class of fully quali­fied veterinarians in 1949. Since then, it has graduated more than 70% of the African-American veterinarians in the United States. In 1945, the United States had only 10 schools of veterinary medicine and it is estimated that fewer than five African Americans were located in the southern states. TUSVM graduated its first class of fully quali­fied veterinarians in 1949. Since then, it has graduated more than 70% of the African-American veterinarians in the United States.

Today, TUSVM is one of 28 Schools/Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the United States. However, it is the only one in the U.S. that is fully integrated, serving African-Americans, Caucasian students, His­panics, Asians, Native Americans and international students. TUSVM is the most racially, 125 ethnically, and culturally diverse school of veterinary medicine in North America. Today, TUSVM is one of 28 Schools/Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the United States. However, it is the only one in the U.S. that is fully integrated, serving African-Americans, Caucasian students, His­panics, Asians, Native Americans and international students. TUSVM is the most racially, 125 ethnically, and culturally diverse school of veterinary medicine in North America.

Also, TUSVM’s graduates have excelled in private clinical practice, in public practice such as in the gov­ernment, in the military, and in corporations such as the pharmaceutical industry. They hold key leadership positions in the government, military, academia, and in the international arena. Also, TUSVM’s graduates have excelled in private clinical practice, in public practice such as in the gov­ernment, in the military, and in corporations such as the pharmaceutical industry. They hold key leadership positions in the government, military, academia, and in the international arena.

Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medi­cal Association (AVMA) and its Veterinary Teaching Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospi­tal Association (AAHA). Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medi­cal Association (AVMA) and its Veterinary Teaching Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospi­tal Association (AAHA).

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Application Fee: $205.00 TUSVM requires a process­ing fee to develop and maintain each applicant’s com­puterized database. Send Application fee directly to Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine- Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Application Fee: $205.00 TUSVM requires a process­ing fee to develop and maintain each applicant’s com­puterized database. Send Application fee directly to Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine- Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

For specific application information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS), please refer to the con­tact information listed above, or visit the online appli­cation process at: www.onemedicine.tuskegee.edu. For specific application information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS), please refer to the con­tact information listed above, or visit the online appli­cation process at: www.onemedicine.tuskegee.edu.

Residency implications: applications are accepted with special consideration given to Alabama residents and those who have residency in the following contract states, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Arkansas. Residency implications: applications are accepted with special consideration given to Alabama residents and those who have residency in the following contract states, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Arkansas.

Number of resident seats, non-resident seat: none - TUSVM maintains “open access” and selection for seats. Number of resident seats, non-resident seat: none - TUSVM maintains “open access” and selection for seats.

International applications will be considered for ad­missions into TUSVM International applications will be considered for ad­missions into TUSVM

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION  

The Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medi­cine’s professional curriculum is a rigorous four-year program. Therefore applicant’s final grade for each required course must be a “C” or better. Students are required to take the General Aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Additionally, there is a mandatory interview with the TUSVM Ad­missions Committee before acceptance into the school is granted. The Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medi­cine’s professional curriculum is a rigorous four-year program. Therefore applicant’s final grade for each required course must be a “C” or better. Students are required to take the General Aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Additionally, there is a mandatory interview with the TUSVM Ad­missions Committee before acceptance into the school is granted.

GPA: the cumulative and science GPA requirement is 2.7 on a 4.00 scale. GPA: the cumulative and science GPA requirement is 2.7 on a 4.00 scale.

Course completion deadline: prerequisite courses must be completed by end of May. Course completion deadline: prerequisite courses must be completed by end of May.

Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examina­tion (GRE) of which must be taken within three years of application, is required. Must be completed by Octo­ber 1. Request GRE Test Scores results by November 1. Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examina­tion (GRE) of which must be taken within three years of application, is required. Must be completed by Octo­ber 1. Request GRE Test Scores results by November 1.

Courses and Requirements in Semester Hours Courses and Requirements in Semester Hours

I.  English or Written Composition                      6

II.  Mathematics                                              6

III. Social Sciences / Humanities                      6

IV . Liberal Arts                                                  6

TOTAL 24

   

VI. Biological & Physical Sciences VI. Biological & Physical Sciences

   

Advance Biology (300 Level or Above)**

9

Biochemistry w/Lab

4

Advance Biology Elective

8

Organic Chemistry w/Lab

4

Physics w/Lab

8

 TOTAL

33

VI. Animal Science***

 

Introduction to Animal Science

3

Animal Nutrition                                                   3

   6

Total Semester Hours                                         63

  

** Advanced biology courses , e.g ., anatomy , physiology, ecology, immunology, zoology, mi crobiology, genetics, toxicology, and histology ** Advanced biology courses , e.g ., anatomy , physiology, ecology, immunology, zoology, mi crobiology, genetics, toxicology, and histology

*** Applicants who do not include animal science courses in their Pre-Professional studies may be admitted at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, if they fulfilled all other requirements. However, these courses must be completed prior to attaining third-year status in the Tuskegee Uni versity School of Veterinary Medicine. From year 2017 forward all animal science courses have to be complete at the veteri nary school. *** Applicants who do not include animal science courses in their Pre-Professional studies may be admitted at the discretion of the Admissions Committee, if they fulfilled all other requirements. However, these courses must be completed prior to attaining third-year status in the Tuskegee Uni versity School of Veterinary Medicine. From year 2017 forward all animal science courses have to be complete at the veteri nary school.

SUMMARY OF ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Timetable Timetable

Application deadline: October 2 Application deadline: October 2

Date interviews are held: January–February Date interviews are held: January–February

Date acceptances mailed: April 15 Date acceptances mailed: April 15

School begins: mid-August School begins: mid-August

Deferments: one-year deferments are considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferments: one-year deferments are considered on a case-by-case basis.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The following items are taken into consideration: aca­demic record, academic trends, letters of recommenda­tion, work experience, and test scores. The following items are taken into consideration: aca­demic record, academic trends, letters of recommenda­tion, work experience, and test scores.

% weight % weight

Grades 68 Grades 68

Test scores 8 Test scores 8

Animal/veterinary experience 6 Animal/veterinary experience 6

Interview 15 Interview 15

References References

Science Professors 2 Science Professors 2

Veterinarian 1 Veterinarian 1

Essay (Handwritten, see application) Essay (Handwritten, see application)

Number of available seats: Approximately 65-70 Number of available seats: Approximately 65-70

EXPENSES FOR THE 2012–2013 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition and fees Tuition and fees

In state: $10,860.00 per semester In state: $10,860.00 per semester

Out of state: $18,135.00 per semester Out of state: $18,135.00 per semester

Technology fee: $200.00 Technology fee: $200.00

I.D. fee: $30.00 I.D. fee: $30.00

Application Fee: $205.00 Application Fee: $205.00

If admitted, additional fees and expenses are required. If admitted, additional fees and expenses are required.

DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAMS

Combined DVM–Graduate Degree Programs are available: PhD in Integrative Biosciences, PhD In­terdisciplinary Pathobiology, Master of Science Vet­erinary Science, Master of Science Tropical Animal Health, Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Public Health Combined DVM–Graduate Degree Programs are available: PhD in Integrative Biosciences, PhD In­terdisciplinary Pathobiology, Master of Science Vet­erinary Science, Master of Science Tropical Animal Health, Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Public Health




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