The Emerging LMU College of Veterinary and Comparative Medicine
All candidates considered for admission to the LMU-CVCM will meet the following requirements:
- Official transcripts submitted to the LMU-CVCM Admissions Office.
- Completion of no less than 50% of the credits required for a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Completion of the following prerequisites with a grade of "C" or better from a regionally accredited college or university. Final grades for all prerequisite courses must be verified prior to registration for LMU-CVCM courses. Prerequisite courses must be completed no more than 8 years prior to matriculation.
- Submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) that include verbal, quantitative, and analytic sub-sections. The GRE scores must be current within the last 3 years.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Electronic submission of personal evaluations from a veterinarian, 2 university faculty, and previous employer using the Personal Potential Index system administered by Educational Testing Service (http://www.ets.org/ppi).
- Submission of a personal statement as part of the LMU-CVCM Supplemental Application that:
|LMU-CVCM Prerequisite||Semester Units||Quarter Units|
|Biology lecture and laboratory||8||10|
|Advanced Biology (upper division course; includes Anatomy, Cell biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Virology)||6||8|
|Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory||8||10|
|Inorganic Chemistry lecture and laboratory||8||10|
|Probability and Statistics||3||4|
|History (World History preferred)||3||4|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (at least half as upper division courses; includes Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Philosophy, Political Science or Sociology. Consideration will be given to courses with content in Ethics, Critical Thinking, Cultural Diversity, Social Responsibility, One Health, Human Animal Bond)||6||8|
The TOEFL is required for all applicants who are not U.S. citizens and for whom English is a second language. EXCEPTION: The TOEFL examination will be waived for students who have graduated with a baccalaureate or higher degree from a U.S. institution at time of application. Applicants must receive a minimum score of 550 (paper-based); 213 (computer-based); or 79 (internet-based). TOEFL scores are valid for three years prior to matriculation.
- communicates knowledge of the veterinary profession,
- summarizes personal experiences that have shaped the applicant’s interest in veterinary medicine, including type(s) and amount of animal-related experience,
- demonstrates familiarity with societal needs of Appalachia, and
- demonstrates familiarity with the LMU and CVCM mission statements and the College’s emphasis on One Health.