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What will I learn?

The veterinary medicine graduate program focuses on the scientific study of the mechanisms of transmission and progression of diseases of importance to domestic animals, wildlife and humans with applications to diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Includes training in infectious and noninfectious disease, epidemiology, environmental biology, ethology, anatomical, clinical and molecular pathobiology.

Program Requirements: 24 credits are required in the major. 0 credits are required outside the major. 24 thesis credits are required.

Intake: Fall and Spring

Which department am I in?

College of Veterinary Medicine

Study options

Full Time (48 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$57,970.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2023


College of Veterinary Medicine

1365 Gortner Avenue,



55108, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A bachelor of arts degree or equivalent is required for admission. The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.30.

For international students

The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.25.

DVM or equivalent; students with a BA or BS in biological sciences may be considered. Previous laboratory experience is preferred.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL iBT – Total Score: 79; Writing Subscore: 21; Reading Subscore: 19; IELTS Academic – Total Score: 6.5; Writing Subscore: 6.5; Reading Subscore: 6.5; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – Total Score: 59; Writing Subscrore: 59; Reading Subscore: 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – Total Score: 180; Writing Subscore: 180; Reading Subscore: 180.

Submission of all application materials by December 1 is required to ensure consideration for fellowships and research assistantships awarded for the next academic year.


About University of Minnesota

UMN is one of the United States’ top public research institutions, where students gain a world-class education on a historic campus in a vibrant city.

  • 150+ undergraduate and 200+ graduate programs
  • Beautiful campus with the Mississippi River on site
  • World-class academics and close personal support throughout
  • Opportunities for scholarships and financial awards

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