Graduate admission

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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.

SVMBS admission requirements

  • 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.

Cost of study and financial aid

Support for graduate students in the Integrative Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program is primarily derived from funds available through individual faculty members within the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. These funds are typically obtained from extramural grants or contracts. Few departmental or university assistantships are available to support graduate students. Applicants to our graduate program who are in need of a graduate assistantship are encouraged to contact potential faculty mentors and inquire about the availability of support and openings prior to submitting their formal application with the Office of Graduate Studies.

For information regarding the estimated cost of attending graduate school at the University of Nebraska, please visit the Business and Finance website. Additional information can be found on the University of Nebraska Office of Graduate Studies website.

We're here to help

If you have questions, please 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.