Requirements

All candidates considered for admission to the LMU-CVM class of 2020 will meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of no less than 60 semester (78 Quarter Units) from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Minimum overall 2.8 GPA, or higher in all pre-professional coursework.
    • Students not meeting this criteria, with a GPA of < 2.8, who have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence in the last 2 years of study (most recent 60 semester hours) may be considered on a “case by case” basis.
  3. Completion of the following prerequisites from a recognized regionally accredited college or university.
    • A grade of “C” or above is required for each prerequisite course. Final grades for all prerequisite courses must be verified prior to registration for LMU-CVM courses.
    • Coursework to satisfy Science prerequisites must have been completed no longer than 10 years prior to application. The Science prerequisites would include: Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Advanced Science Electives, Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry and Physics.
    • Pre-requisite courses can be “in progress” or “planned” at the time you submit your application, however official transcripts reflecting successful completion of those pre-requisites must be submitted to LMU by the published deadlines.
    • AP credit policy: AP courses used for pre-requisites must appear on official college transcripts and be equivalent to the appropriate college-level coursework. AP test subject and number of credits must also be specified on the transcript.

      LMU-CVM Prerequisite Semester Units Quarter Units
      Biology 8 10 Lecture & lab
      Genetics 3 4 Lecture
      Biochemistry 3 4 Lecture
      Advanced Science Electives 8 10 Lecture
      Course listing 300 or higher
      * Choose from Anatomy, Animal Science, Cell Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, or Virology
      Organic Chemistry 6 8 Lecture & lab
      General Chemistry 8 10 Lecture & lab
      Physics 3 4 Lecture (Algebra or calculus based acceptable)
      English 6 8
      Probability & Statistics 3 4
      Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences 6 8 Potential courses include but are not limited to: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Philosophy, Political Science or Sociology. Also included: Ethics, Critical Thinking, Cultural Diversity, Social Responsibility, One Health, & Human-Animal Bond
      Electives 6 8 Potential courses include but are not limited to: Business, Communications, Foreign Language, History and Public Speaking.
      Minimum 60 78
  4. Veterinary Experience – Applicants must demonstrate experience and knowledge of the veterinary profession.
  5. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – including verbal, quantitative & analytical sub-sections. The GRE must have been taken within 3 years of application.
  6. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    The TOEFL is required for all applicants who are not U.S. citizens and for whom English is a second Language. Applicants must receive a minimum score of 550 (paper-based); 213 (computer based); or 79 (internet based). TOEFL examination must have been taken within 3 years of application. EXCEPTION: The TOEFL examination will be waived for students who have graduated with a baccalaureate of higher degree from a U.S. institution at the time of application.