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Biomedical Sciences, Dual Degrees

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-based10017171717
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76666

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE3003.5

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

  • Program-specific application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Letter of intent addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies. 500 words or more.
  • GRE scores
  • Copy of transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation