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MS & PhD Application Instructions

Are you planning to apply to the professional DVM program to become a veterinarian? Please go here for more information:
Application instructions for most of our residency programs through Veterinary Clinical Sciences can be found at

For students applying to our MS and PhD programs, please consider and complete the following:

Admission Criteria

BS and/or DVM is required

3.0 GPA for previous undergraduate/professional work
3.3 GPA for previous graduate work

The GRE is required for all applicants, and the TOEFL (minimum 550 paper-based score or 79 internet based score) for international students from non-English speaking countries unless a degree has been earned from an English-speaking university. Please arrange to have your official test scores sent to the OSU Graduate Admissions office. OSU's code is 1592. There is no department code.

A faculty advisor is required for admission to the program. A list of the CVM faculty can be found at  Based on faculty research interests, it is appropriate for applicants to contact faculty directly. Additional sources of funding are available on a competitive basis from intramural and extramural sources

Application Instructions

1. Electronic applications are required of all applicants. Please visit this website to apply: There is an application fee of US$60 for US citizens, permanent residents or asylees, and US$70 for international applicants. Application instructions can be found here:

2. The following documents are required:

  • Completed and submitted electronic application form (through the website noted above)
  • CV or resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation*
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended**

The documents listed above should be uploaded with your application. Program staff will have access to uploaded documents.
However, if you wish to mail your documents (with the exception of the application which must be submitted electronically), please use this address:

Kathy Froilan, Graduate Program Coordinator
Comparative and Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program
165 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Or you may email documents to*

*Letters of recommendation may not be emailed directly from the applicant. There are three ways to submit letters of recommendation
1. Submitted via the online admissions application (recommended)
2. Hard copies mailed to Kathy Froilan, Graduate Program Coordinator at the above address
3. E-mailed directly from the recommender to Kathy Froilan at

You have the ability to upload copies of your transcripts with your online application. Transcripts submitted with the application are considered unofficial and, if you are admitted, you will be required to submit an official set of transcripts to Graduate Admissions prior to enrolling at Ohio State. The College of Veterinary Medicine recommends that you request the official transcript at the time of your acceptance and send to the address noted below. If you are a current or former student at Ohio State, be sure to list Ohio State in the "Previous Education" section and you will not need to submit a transcript for your Ohio State course work.

Mailing address for official transcripts:
The Ohio State University
Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
PO Box 182004
Columbus, Ohio, 43218-2004


The college accepts applications all three semesters, and the deadlines for receipt of ALL application materials are as follows:

Domestic applicants:
Autumn: June 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: March 15

International Applicants:
Autumn: May 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: February 15

To be considered for a University Fellowship award beginning in Autumn Semester:
Domestic and International Applicants: December 1

You may check the status of your application and monitor receipt of application materials online at the following link:

For more information, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at or at (614) 247-7649.