24 months
60048 USD/year
60048 USD/year
33444 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Veterinary Medicine program of the University of Minnesota provides high-quality research training to help graduates discover and improve ways to benefit the health and well being of companion and food animals and wildlife.


Program Details

The Veterinary Medicine program of the University of Minnesota instills technical competencies to promote research and medical practice careers. Students choose from four areas of scientific investigation.

  • Infectious and zoonotic disease
  • Population medicine
  • Small and large animal clinical science
  • Ecosystem health 
Formal coursework for the MS degree varies according to the field of study, interests, and career goals of the individual student. Courses may be taken in disciplines other than veterinary medicine. Students wishing to enroll in a 4000-level course need to consult with their advisor and the director of graduate studies prior to registration if they want to use the course in their degree program. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar and Presentation Development
  • Grant Writing: What Makes a Winning Proposal?
  • Ethical Conduct of Animal Research
  • Veterinary Medicine Seminar
  • Essential Statistics for Life Sciences
  • Molecular Biology and Regulation of Biological Processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • 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

  • Applicants with a BA or BS in a relevant biological science field will be considered for admission provided they have received a preferred grade performance average (GPA) of 3.25 (on a four-point scale)
  • Laboratory experience is strongly preferred but not required
  • Applicants with a DVM or equivalent degree are encouraged to apply
  • Students whose native language is not English must have received the following minimal scores obtained within the past two years of English proficiency examinations.
  • A resume or CV
  • Names and e-mail address of three people who can comment on your academic and research skills
  • An applicant statement
  • A credit or debit card to pay the application fee ($75-95)
  • Unofficial transcripts or academic records from each secondary learning institution attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60048 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    60048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60048 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    33444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33444 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 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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