Requirements

All candidates considered for admission to the LMU-CVM class of 2019 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.
    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 6o 78
  4. Work/Life Experience – applicants experience and knowledge of the veterinary profession will be considered.
  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.