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The program will consider all applications received through the Iowa State University Graduate Admissions Office. Qualified applicants must hold either a baccalaureate degree (BA, BS) or a professional degree (DVM, MD, etc.) from an accredited institution in the United States. Applicants trained outside the U.S. should hold equivalent degrees from a recognized institution whose requirements for the baccalaureate or professional degrees are substantially equivalent to those at Iowa State University. Requirements for full admission to the Veterinary Preventive Medicine (VPM) program are as follows:

  • The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) general aptitude test is required of all applicants. There is no minimum qualifying GRE score.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. A minimum TOEFL score of 213 (550 paper) is required for consideration by the Program. The IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) test can be substituted for the TOEFL.
  • Transcript record showing strong background in the relevant sciences; preferably including biochemistry, biology, calculus, chemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, physics, statistics, mathematics and physiology.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Autobiographical statement describing background, research interests, and career objectives. (1-2 pages)
  • Qualified applicants will be accepted into the program only after the graduate student has been accepted by a major professor

Contact the graduate college website for complete instructions.

Complete information on the application process is available through the Iowa State University Graduate Admissions Office website. Information about the application process can be found on the Veterinary Preventive Medicine major page on the Graduate College web site.                       

The following link connects to the graduate college. All graduate students must apply to the graduate college.  Your program is managed by your specialty's department or director of graduate education, but your graduate degree is received from the graduate college.

Link to ISU Graduate College.

Or contact the Department

Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
VDPAM Research and Graduate Affairs
1600 S 16th Street, 2412 Lloyd Vet Med Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1250

Phone : 515-294-1761

E-mail: ericah@iastate.edu

Subject: Graduate Program Admissions Inquiry




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