DVM Program Requirements
- Applicants must be within two semesters of completing all pre-veterinary course requirements (by June 1 following application) and must have a grade point average in the required courses of at least 2.80.
- A grade lower than "C" in a required course is unacceptable and must be repeated. A "C-" is considered below a "C".
- Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many institutions allowed their students the opportunity to take coursework in a Pass/No Pass format. The OSU CVM has decided to accept courses taken in the Pass/No Pass format for the Spring of 2020 semester. This includes prerequisite coursework if completed with a grade of “Pass.”
- If the applicant retakes a course, the hours and grade points of the repeated course will be averaged to those of the original course in calculating the required course GPA.
- All courses taken for the purpose of substitution must be completed by the end the fall term in which application is made.
- Math and science based courses must have been completed within eight years of the fall semester in which application is made. To remove math or science coursework that is older than eight years from your cumulative GPA, submit in writing a formal request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Upper level science courses must be taken at a four-year institution to be valid. This includes Animal Nutrition, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Organic Chemistry I & II.
- An applicant is required to take the general Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Test results must be received by VMCAS by September 16. Scores are acceptable only if the tests were taken within four academic years prior to application. It takes several weeks for VMCAS to receive score reports, therefore it is recommended to take the test no later than September 1.
- To register for the GRE online, visit the GRE website. Applicants must use Institution code 6558 for score reports (do not use the code for Oklahoma State University).
- To register for the CASPer Test, you must visit the CASPer website. Tests will be available to register in May. If an applicant does not take the test by September 28, the application will not be eligible. We do not require Snapshot.
- NOTICE TO ALL DVM APPLICANTS: The OSU CVM will not, under any circumstance, process an application if it has not been verified through VMCAS. We adhere to all VMCAS deadlines.
- All transcripts must be sent to VMCAS by September 16. The Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine will not accept transcripts after the deadline.
- The VMCAS Application is due by September 16. All aspects of the application are processed through VMCAS, which includes the VMCAS application, VMCAS application fee, evaluations, transcripts and GRE test scores.
- Visit the application page to access the OSU CVM Application Processing Fee. Be sure to complete it by the September 16 deadline. This fee is non-refundable. If you feel you may have paid twice or question if the payment was successful, contact the CVM Student Services Office at email@example.com.
- Make sure to take the GRE prior to September 1 so scores arrive to the VMCAS by the September 16 deadline.
- Take the CASPer Test no later than September 28.
- Fall transcripts are due to CVM by January 15.
- Make sure to complete all prerequisite courses by June 1. Planned courses can be indicated in the VMCAS application so specify (as best as you can) which semesters they are planned for.
|Field of Study (OSU Courses)
|Minimum Credit Hours
Biological Science with Lab
Chemistry I & II with Lab
English Composition I, English Composition II and English Elective
Microbiology with Lab
|4 or 5
Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab+
|5 or 8
Physics I & II with Lab
|Total Credit Hours
+All upper level courses must be taken at a four-year institution. This includes Animal Nutrition, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Organic Chemistry. These courses may not be taken at a two-year or community college.
*Human, Plant, and species specific Nutrition courses will NOT satisfy the Animal Nutrition requirement. Acceptable Animal Nutrition courses should cover ruminant digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Feeds and Feeding courses are not accepted.
** Animal Breeding and Livestock Improvement courses will NOT meet the Genetics requirement.