Admission Requirements

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Enrollment occurs at the beginning of the fall semester, and all applications must be received by January 15.

To be admitted to the graduate program in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences you must meet the requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies and those of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Requirements: School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • B.S., D.V.M or equivalent degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average equivalent to 3.0 (B average) or above in a 4-point scale, and
  • GRE general test scores. (Success in our program is increased if you rank above 55 percent in both the quantitative and verbal reasoning portions of the GRE.)
  • If English is not your native language, a minimum score of 79 (Internet-based) on the TOEFL or 550 (paper-based) is required.

A limited number of stipends are available through SVMBS. If you're planning to apply for an assistantship, it's best to contact potential faculty mentors before you apply for admission.

Have questions? Contact us:

Graduate Committee Chair
School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
PO Box 830905
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0905, U.S.A.
FAX: (402) 472-9690
svmbs@unl.edu