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Veterinary Biomedical Science

Admission Requirements

Applications to the MVBMS program for Fall 2022 will be open until July 22, 2022.

Each applicant to the Master of Veterinary Biomedical Science (MVBMS) program is evaluated holistically by their chosen program's Admissions Committee. Committee members carefully consider each required element of the application package including telephone interview, science course GPA, cumulative GPA, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores.

  •   CLASS PREREQUISITES

    Successful completion of the following coursework with a grade of "C" or higher in each course:

    - English | Minimum of 6 credit hours

    - Biology | Minimum of 8 credit hours

    - Inorganic Chemistry | Minimum of 8 credit hours (including lecture and lab)

    - Organic Chemistry | Minimum of 8 credit hours (including lecture and lab)

    - Biochemistry | Minimum of 3 credit hours

    - Physics | Minimum of 8 credit hours (including lecture and lab)

    - Math | Minimum of 3 credit hours (college algebra or higher)

    - Probability & Statistics | Minimum of 3 credit hours (only for MVBMS applicants)

  •   GRADE POINT AVERAGE(S)

    Students will be considered for admission with GPAs of the following:

    Science GPA 3.0 or better, Cumulative GPA 3.0 or better, or evidence of a trajectory of improved academic performance, especially in science course work.

    If English is not the applicant's native language, the international student must submit her/his official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This score will also be considered holistically along with the other elements of the application package. The applicant must also display proficiency in spoken English during the telephone interview.

  •   SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

    Official transcripts from all Colleges or Universities where credits were attempted must be sent and verified by PostbacCAS

    2 Letters of recommendation must include one letter from a science professor. The second letter is the applicants choice of the recommender. Interfolio letters are also accepted. Pre-med committee letters can be submitted in lieu of 2 letters of recommendation. 

    Standardized test score (exempt for MVBMS applicants) 

    Oldest MCAT considered is May 2018 - score of 492 and above

    Oldest GRE considered is May 2017 - score of 292 and above with a writing score of 3.5 and above

    *Scores from the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) and the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) will also be considered. 

    Personal Statement must professionally articulate how the MS program will benefit your educational and career goals.

     

    All applicants will be reviewed on a holistic basis. This includes evaluating your non-academic factors such as leadership experience, research, and shadowing. The MVBMS program does not have any minimum cutoffs. 

Application Process

MVBMS Program seeks to attract and retain the best and brightest applicants whose career goals are consistent with the mission and purpose of the college. We seek to enroll inquisitive, intuitive, compassionate students who are passionate about science and who desire to serve others in underserved areas.

  •   STEP 1 | COMPLETE THE MS APPLICATION

    MVBMS utilizes the PostbacCAS application service for all MS applications. Please use the following web link to complete your MS in Anatomical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, or Veterinary Biomedical Sciences application.

    PostbacCAS Application

  •   STEP 2 | COMPLETE MVBMS SECONDARY APPLICATION

    After a verified PostbacCAS application is received, all applicants will be emailed the link to the MVBMS secondary application.

  •   STEP 3 | INITIAL REVIEW

    Following receipt of the applicant's completed application, members of the Admissions Committee will holistically review the file and decide which applicant to invite for a phone or Zoom interview. Interview invitations are sent via email.

  •   STEP 4 | INTERVIEW

    All phone or Zoom interviews are set up with the office of admissions. Each interviewee will participate in one interview with two faculty members. The interview will last up to 10 - 15 minutes.

  •   STEP 5 | POST-INTERVIEW DECISION

    Following the interview and receipt of all necessary information, the Admissions Committee will review the applicant's file and assign it to one of the following categories: 1) Accept, 2) Hold or 3) Reject. Applicants will be notified in writing as soon as possible following the committee's decision.

    Before matriculation as an MS student, the applicant must supply the office of admissions with official undergraduate transcripts to confirm the grades, coursework, and degrees.

  •   APPLICANTS WITH FOREIGN COURSEWORK

    World Education Services

    PO. Box 745, Old Chelsea Station

    New York, NY 10113 - 0745

    212.966.6311

    www.wes.org

     

    Josef Silyn & Associates

    7101 SW 102 Avenue

    Miami, FL 33173

    305.273.1616

    www.jsilny.com

Curriculum

  •   Fall Semester
    Course Credit Level
    *VANT 710 Veterinary Anatomy I 5 CVM
    LSCI 603 Colloquial Principles of Life Science 1 GR
    LSCI 510 Advanced Vertebrate Physiology 3 GR
    LSCI 604 Grad. Life Sci. Research Design & Analysis 3 GR
    BCHM 503 Adv. Cellular Biochemistry 3 GR

    *Denotes courses that taught in conjunction with the College of Veterinary Medicine.

    **This schedule is subject to change.

  •   Spring Semester
    Course Credit Level
    *VANT 713 Parasitology 3 CVM
    LSCI 613 Case Studies in Life Science 1 GR
    LSCI 503 Adv. Molecular Genetics & Cell Bio. 3 GR
    LSCI 683 Graduate Research Project   2 GR
    Elective 3 GR

    *Denotes courses that taught in conjunction with the College of Veterinary Medicine.

    **This schedule is subject to change.

  •   Electives
    Course Credit Level
    LSCI 506 Micro. Imaging Theory & Tech. 3 GR
    LSCI 606 Applied Ethics in Biomedical Sciences 1 GR
    LSCI 610 Advanced Immunology 3 GR
    LSCI 611 Intro. To Pharmacology 2 GR
    LSCI 612 Bacteriology & Virology 3 GR