Starkville is home to 22,000 MSU students and their Bulldogs.
Starkville is located in northeast central Mississippi and has a population of
24,000. Being a land-grant university, MSU is green and beautifully landscaped.
The university includes 9 farms scattered throughout the state. The College of
Veterinary Medicine (the Wise Center) was completed in 1982.The college
includes 620 rooms on 8 acres, or 360,000square feet, under one roof.
Contract 5 South Carolina, 7 West Virginia
Applicant Pool (prior year)
Contract: 63 SC applicants and and 25WV applicants
International School: No
Accepts International Applicants: Yes
VMCAS Participant: Yes
Date pre-reqs must be completed
Prerequisites must be completedby the spring
semesterprior to matriculation.o Pre-requisite required grade C- or better
VMCAS application: Yes
Supplemental application: Yes
Through VMCAS: Yes
AP Policy: must appear on official college transcripts
and be equivalent to the appropriate college-level coursework.
WES Report Required: Yes
TOEFL Test Deadline: same as VMCAS deadline
Mississippi State CVM does not require a
specified number of hours of experience. The quality of the experience is more
important as this allows applicants to make an informed decision on a career in
• Letters of Recommendation (eLOR)
Mississippi State CVM requires three letters of
recommendation, with one being from a DVM. Applicants should choose references
that can attest to their passion for veterinary medicine and traits that the
applicant possesses that increases their potential for success.
Minimum number required: 3
Veterinarian Required: Yes
• Bachelor’s degree required: No
• Academic Statement
Required minimum cumulative GPA 2.8
Required Grades C- or better
Remediated and repeated courses must be
completed before application is submitted.
Interview Required: Yes
Type of interview
Traditional interview consisting of a 3-4 person
Application Open Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Application Deadline Date Tuesday, September
17, 2019 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time
Supplemental Open Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Supplemental Deadline Date: Tuesday, September
Transcripts Received Date: Tuesday, September
eLOR Received Date: September 17, 2019
Interviews held: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Interview invitations are based on academic and
nonacademic components. A traditional 3-4 person panel interview is conducted
for ~30 minutes.
Offers released: February
Orientation held: mid June
Deposit required: Yes
If YES, amount: $500 nonrefundable deposit
Defers granted: On an individual basis
Transfers accepted: Yes
• Academic (40%)
Required Math and Science courses GPA
Upper Level Math and Science prerequisite GPA
Last 45 GPA
• Non-academics (40%)
Contribution to diversity
Readiness to matriculate
• GPA Average: 3.7
• Number of applications: 1109
• Number interviewed:337
• Number selected: 78
• Number Accepted into class: 95
• Number matriculated: 95
TUITION / COST OF
*For current year
EDUCATION / RESEARCH
• Combined Programs statement
DVM-PhD Program. The mission of the MSU-CVM DVM-PhD program
is to prepare exceptional students for careers as veterinary scientists to meet
the nation’s critical needs in animal and human health research. It is the
intent of the MSU-CVM DVM-PhD program to provide the full rigor of training
from the DVM and PhD degrees as if they were pursued separately. The program is
designed to integrate the research and clinical training programs so that
students will experience a logical progression and level of responsibility
throughout the program. It is also the intent of the program to provide a
system of moral and financial support for the students who have committed to
Please contact Dr. Mark Lawrence, Director of Feed the
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• Other Academic Programs statement
MSU-CVM EARLY ENTRY
The Early Entry Program is a unique program of the College
of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) that allows high achieving high school seniors to
earn pre-acceptance (early, pre-approved acceptance) into the CVM. Students who
have an interest in veterinary medicine and meet application requirements
during high school may apply for the Early Entry Program. If a student is
accepted into this program, he/she begins undergraduate work at MSU after high
school graduation and completes the first three to four years of prerequisite
courses, while also working toward completion of a bachelor’s degree. After the
student has completed all course requirements for the College of Veterinary
Medicine and has remained in good standing, he/she matriculates into the CVM as
a pre-accepted student. The student does not make further application to the
Students applying for this program must have the following
1. ACT composite score of 27 or SAT score of 1280; and
2. High school grade average of 90 (3.6 on a 4.0 scale)
In addition, the Early Entry Program Admissions Committee
considers animal and veterinary experience, work experience, leadership
qualities, and nontechnical skills and aptitudes (character, community service,
etc.) as described in the applicant’s written application to the Early Entry
Program, and in the applicant’s Letters of Recommendation (provided in the application).
Thirty positions are available each year. We normally receive
100-120 applications. Both Mississippi and out-of-state students are eligible
for the program. Applications for the Early Entry Program are available by
October 1 each year and are due for return by January 5 (if January 5 falls on
a weekend or holiday, the deadline will moved to the next business following the
weekend or holiday). Applicants are notified of acceptance status by early
Applications are available online from October 1 through
The curriculum of the MSU-CVM is divided into 2 phases: Phase
1 or Pre-clinical (freshman and sophomore years) and Phase 2 or Clinical
(junior and senior years). Year 1 uses foundation courses to expose the student
to important medical concepts and address multidisciplinary problems. Year 2 is
devoted to the study of clinical diseases and abnormalities of animal species.
Surgery labs begin in the second year.
• Clinicals begin during Year 3.
Year 3 is comprised of clinical rotations in the College’s Animal
Health Center, and elective courses. Year 4 includes core rotations in internal
medicine and ICU, large animal ambulatory, neurology, ophthalmology, and the
Jackson Emergency/Referral Clinic.
The remainder of the fourth year is largely experiential and
offers the student the opportunity to select among approved experiences in
advanced clinical rotations, elective courses, and/or externships. The first 3
years of the curriculum are 9-10 months in length, while the fourth year is 12
TOP 10 FAQs
Do I have to send
transcripts from every college I’ve attended?
Yes. You must submit an original, official transcript from
every college or university you have attended. Transcripts must be submitted directly
What if the
transcripts from my current school contain the grades from my previous schools?
Even if grades from one college or university are reported
on a later transcript, you must submit an official transcript from every
college or university attended.
If I’m at school at
MSU, do I still have to send my MSU transcripts?
Yes. Official transcripts can be requested through the
Office of the Registrar.
Does MSU-CVM accept
Advanced Placement (AP) credit?
Yes. Course requirements met by AP credit must be listed on
Where do I send my
Transcripts should be sent to:
VMCAS – Transcripts
P.O. Box 9126
Watertown, MA 02471
When do I have to
send transcripts showing my fall classes and grades?
We must have your fall transcripts no later than January 15.
If your school is unable to meet this deadline, you should contact us to make
Does MSU-CVM require
a supplemental processing fee?
MSU-CVM requires payment of a $60 fee. It may be paid by
check, money order, or credit card. Please visit our website for information on
How will MSU-CVM
communicate with me after I have applied?
MSU-CVM communicates almost exclusively through email.
Please be sure that you are receiving email correspondence from MSU-CVM after
the September 17th application date, and please alert the MSU-CVM admissions staff
to any changes in your email address.
When and how are
interview notifications sent?
Notifications are sent via email in late December. Interviews
are typically conducted in January and February. Please note that these dates
are subject to change. For the most up to date information, please contact
If I am accepted to
MSU-CVM as a non-resident, can I change my residency or lower my fees after I
am in school?
No. At the time of application, a candidate’s residency is
determined based on information provided in the VMCAS application, as well as
by any other documents requested by the Assistant Dean for Admissions, as well
as by the college. Each successful applicant must enter a contract with the
MSU-CVM prior to final acceptance for admission in which the applicant agrees
and obligates himself/herself to pay the tuition, fees and expenses applicable to
the applicant’s Mississippi resident or Mississippi non-resident status, as
determined by the MSU-CVM, that exists on the date the applicant will
matriculate; further, the applicant must agree and obligate himself/herself in
the contract to continue to pay the tuition, fees and expenses during the
applicant’s entire MSU-CVM DVM educational experience that are applicable to
that same initial status determination, thereby waiving any right to petition
for a change in residency status.