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Dual Degrees: Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine

About the Program

The Biomedical Sciences graduate programs enable veterinary medical students to pursue studies in the basic biomedical discipline of their choice for a PhD or MS degree while enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The program is designed to prepare students for advanced professional careers in universities and colleges, research institutes and industrial research.

With consent of the student’s graduate program committee, courses from the professional curriculum (which includes a major portion of the core curriculum) can be accepted toward the graduate degree.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 15
Spring deadline: September 15
Summer deadline: Not Applicable

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required prerequisite courses: Biology (10 hrs), Physics (3 hrs), Biochemistry (3 hrs), Chemistry (10 hrs), Calculus (3 hrs)

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 100 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 600 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 7 6 6 6 6

Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative Analytical
Prior to August 1, 2011 1000 3.5
On or after August 1, 2011 300 3.5

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Academic Program

Admission Contact Information

Dr. David Kline
Dept. Biomedical Sciences
Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center
134 Research Park Dr.
Columbia, MO 65211