Oklahoma State University

Office of Admissions
112 McElroy Hall
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater OK 74078-2003
Telephone: (405) 744-6961
Fax: (405) 744-0356
Email: dvm@okstate.edu
Website: www.cvhs.okstate.edu


Oklahoma State University is located in Stillwater, which has a population of about 50,000. Stillwater is in north central Oklahoma about 65 miles from Oklahoma City and 69 miles from Tulsa. The campus is exceptionally beautiful, with modified Georgian-style architecture in the new buildings. It encompasses 840 acres and more than 60 major academic buildings.

Three major buildings form the veterinary medicine complex. The oldest, McElroy Hall, houses the William E. Brock Memorial Library and Learning Center, as well as classrooms and laboratories. The Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital provides modern facilities for both academic and clinical instruction. Completing the triad is the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which provides teaching resources for students in the professional curriculum and diagnostic services to Oklahoma agriculture and industry. The College of Veterinary Medicine is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Faculty members in the three academic departments share responsibility for the curriculum. These departments are Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Pathobiology, and Physiological Sciences.


Residency implications: entering class size is 106, which includes 58 Oklahoma residents and 48 non-residents. A non-resident contract seat is available through AR.



VMCAS application deadline: Monday , September 17, 2018 at 11:59pm Eastern Time

Date interviews held: February

Date acceptances mailed: March

School begins: mid-August

Deposit (to hold place in class): resident, $100.00; nonresident, $500.00


The admission procedure consists of evaluation of both academic and nonacademic criteria. The Admissions Committee considers all factors in the applicant’s file, but the following are especially important: academic achievement; familiarity with the profession and sincerity of interest; recommendations; test scores; extracurricular activities; character, personality, and commitment for a career in veterinary medicine. The committee selects those applicants considered most capable of excelling as veterinary medical students and who possess the greatest potential for success in the veterinary medical profession.


Required undergraduate GPA: a minimum GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) is required in prerequisite courses. The mean cumulative GPA of the 2017 entering class was 3.59.

AP credit policy: AP credit accepted if documented on college transcript.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? no

Is this an International School? no


Course Description Number of Hours/Credits
Animal Nutrition  3
Biochemistry  3
Biology/Zoology  8
English, Speech, or Composition  9
Genetics  3
Humanities/Social Science  6
Inorganic Chemistry  8
Math (College Algebra - No Statistics)  3
Microbiology  4
Organic Chemistry (5-hour survey accepted)  8
Physics 1 & 2  8

 * Starting in the fall of 2019, statistics will be required for all applicants.


Estimated Tuition Resident: $ 20,780 (tuition + fees for one full year)

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $45,890 (tuition + fees for one full year)


Resident: 58

Non-Resident: 48


Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examination (GRE), general test is required. The class of 2021 had mean scores of 152 verbal, 151 quantitative, and analytical of 4.0. Scores must be sent to code 6558 by October 15. 

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? yes


Application Deadline: 9/17/2018