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Graduate Program of Study

Choosing a graduate program is an important life decision. As you begin to explore your options, we welcome the opportunity to tell you about the excellent M.S. and Ph.D. programs in our School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. If you have any questions, then we encourage you to contact us.  Our program focuses on health and disease with an emphasis on molecular and population biology methods.


We are proud of our state-of-the-art facilities but equally proud of our people — first-rate researchers, faculty and staff. Equally important are our graduate students, some of whom will become your lifelong friends and, perhaps, colleagues.

We will strive to accommodate your research interests and needs in preparation for an exciting and fulfilling career in academia, business or industry. We are strongly committed to helping you succeed.

Admission Requirements

New Deadlines

The School has discontinued rolling admissions. Enrollment only occurs now at the beginning of the fall semester. Applications must be received by January 15.

Admittance to School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Graduate program is contingent upon meeting the requirements of the  Graduate College and:


1. Having a B.S., D.V.M., or equivalent degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average equivalent to 3.0 in a four-point scale (B average), or above.

2.  GRE general test scores.  A student's probability of success in our program is increased if they have a percentile ranking of above 55% in both the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning portions of the GRE.

3.  For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 79 (internet-based) on the TOEFL or 550 (paper- based) is required.

 * As only a limited number of stipends are available in the department, students that are applying for admittance and an assistantship are strongly encouraged to contact potential Faculty mentors prior to applying for admission to Graduate Studies.

For additional information regarding the specific requirements of the University of Nebraska Graduate College or the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, please contact us at:

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

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