12 months
524 USD/year
524 USD/year
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The MS and PhD degree curriculum at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine operates as a single multi-disciplinary Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (BMVS) graduate program. 


An integral part of our college and the Virginia Tech Graduate School, the Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences  program is designed to prepare students to be scholars and researchers who will benefit animal and human health by advancing veterinary, public health, and biomedical knowledge.

About the program

Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine programs of study - courses, laboratory and field research, clinical experience, and teaching opportunities - are flexible and tailored to meet individual students' needs, depending on academic background, professional experience, and career goals. The college prides itself on the high quality of student mentoring, advising, and support services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Angiogenesis
  • Avian Medicine
  • Bacteriology
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences Specialties
  • Medical Informatics
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Oncology
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Public Health
  • Regenerative Medicine/stem Cell Physiology
  • Theriogenology
  • Translational Medicine
  • Virology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Before you can be considered for freshman admission, you must complete:

  • 3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II)
  • 2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry or physics)
  • additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended)
  • International Education Systems and Curriculums
  • English Language Requirements: International students whose native language is not English must document proficiency in the English language by submitting either an IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE.
  • SAT Optional: Virginia Tech does not require the SAT for international applicants. 
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 262 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 262 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Blacksburg

1166 - 1906 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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