College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (DVM)

Application Fee• $75 non-refundable fee
• $140 non-refundable fee to Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS)
Previous DegreeAn applicant is expected to have completed at least 42 hours of coursework before submitting an application. Applicants must have 56 hours prior to admission into the professional program. Applicants are requested to have the majority of their science prerequisites completed by the semester of application.
Undergraduate Cumulative GPAMinimum of all of the following: 2.90 overall, 3.10 last 45 SCH, and 2.90 overall sciences. Completion of set core curriculum with GPA as high as possible.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)Official scores required
International Requirements1Priority consideration is given to qualified applicants who are residents of Texas and U.S. citizens, or residents of Texas who live in the U.S. under a visa permitting permanent residence.
Other RequirementsApplication interview at the option of the Selection Committee
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In order to be admitted to graduate and professional studies at Texas A&M University, submit international transcripts translated in English by a certified English translator, which can usually be accomplished at the nearest American Embassy in the student’s country. International transcripts for all Health Science Center (HSC) components are evaluated by and any required fees are paid to the Texas A&M University International Student Services (http://iss.tamu.edu/). 

Admission Requirements—Professional Curriculum

The admission recommendations and requirements are reconsidered annually out of phase with this graduate and professional catalog. The student is encouraged to contact the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences or visit our website at http://vetmed.tamu.edu for the most updated specific information concerning professional veterinary medical program admissions.

There is no separate curriculum in preveterinary medicine; therefore, a student entering Texas A&M University, who is interested in a career in veterinary medicine, must choose a specific course of study offered by one of the colleges of the University.

The student should select a curriculum in which the preprofessional course recommendations listed below can be completed as well as pursue a degree in another field in the event that admission into the professional curriculum in veterinary medicine is not achieved.

Counsel for students who wish to qualify for the professional curriculum in veterinary medicine is available in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences regardless of the curriculum in which the student is registered. Students currently attending Texas A&M University are encouraged to contact the Office of Professional School Advising for more information.

Preprofessional Course Requirements

The minimal number of college or university credits required for admission into the professional curriculum is 56 semester hours. Applicants must have completed or have in progress approximately 42 credit hours during the semester they make application. Because there is no specific degree associated with the preprofessional study plan, students are encouraged to pursue a specific degree program that meets his/her individual interest. To be eligible for the Bachelor of Science degree at Texas A&M University, certain requirements must be met (see University Core Curriculum requirements). We strongly encourage that courses be chosen with a counselor at the applicant’s institution, or through contact with an academic advisor at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, (979) 862-1169.

Life Sciences
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I4
Select one of the following:4
Biomedical Microbiology
Fundamentals of Microbiology
Introductory Microbiology
GENE 301Comprehensive Genetics3
or GENE 320/BIMS 320   or Biomedical Genetics 
Select one of the following:3
Feeds and Feeding
Animal Nutrition and Feeding
Principles of Animal Nutrition ((ANSC 303/NUTR 303))
Chemical/Physical Sciences and Mathematics
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
4
CHEM 227
CHEM 237
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 228
CHEM 238
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Biometry
Statistical Methods
Statistical Methods
PHYS 201
PHYS 202
College Physics
and College Physics
8
BICH 410Comprehensive Biochemistry I (Fall course)3
or VTPB 489   or Special Topics in... 
Non-sciences
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3
Select one of the following:3
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Persuasion
ENGL 210Technical and Business Writing3
PSYC 107Introduction to Psychology3

Additional Preprofessional Course Recommendations

A required preprofessional course must have a final grade of C or better.

Students may take the preprofessional required courses at any accredited institution of higher education. However, the course must be equivalent in subject content and credits to its counterpart at Texas A&M University.

To be a qualified applicant, 42 semester hours of the preprofessional course requirements must be completed or in progress during the fall semester in which application is made. All preprofessional required courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester.

Formal Application

Applications are available online through our website at http://vetmed.tamu.edu/dvm after May 1 of each year and must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. (CST) September 30 in order to receive consideration for the succeeding fall class. Additional application information may be obtained by calling the Dean’s Office at (979) 862-1169 or on the website http://vetmed.tamu.edu.

Grade Point Ratio

The applicant must have a minimum or better for all of the following grade point ratios: 2.90 overall, 3.10 during the last 45 semester credits completed, and 2.90 overall sciences.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Applicants must take the GRE on or before September 30. Failure to do so may disqualify the applicant for consideration during the current cycle. Please refer to our website at http://vetmed.tamu.edu for further information. In accordance with Texas A&M University Office of Admissions policy, GRE scores more than 5 years old will not be accepted.