M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences

12 months
18942 USD/year
18942 USD/year
9398 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences program of Virginia Tech was initiated in 1986. In contrast to many departments and colleges on this campus, there is a single multidisciplinary graduate program for our college which is recognized by the Graduate School as a graduate department. 


The goal of the Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences program of Virginia Tech is to train students to be creative and sophisticated research scientists in fields associated with biomedical research. 

Key Facts

  • The association with the College of Veterinary Medicine allows students the unique opportunity to explore both basic research, advanced pre-clinical animal model studies, natural clinical disease in animals, and translational research impacting both veterinary and human patients and populations. 
  • Our graduate program encourages collaborative, multidisciplinary research to achieve optimal health outcomes for people, animals, and the environment. To this end, we emphasize acquisition of a foundation of knowledge, research skills, and wet or dry laboratory experience required to implement independent research projects and develop the ability to formulate experimental and observational approaches to solve contemporary and anticipated problems in the biomedical and health sciences.
  • A basic philosophy of graduate education in biomedical and veterinary sciences is flexibility. Programs of study - courses, laboratory and field research, clinical experiences, and teaching opportunities - are tailored to meet the individual student's needs, depending on academic background, professional experience and career goals. The college prides itself on the high quality of faculty mentoring, advising, and support services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Animal Pathology Residency
  • Veterinary Immunology 
  • Reproductive Pathology
  • Oncology Pathology
  • Advanced Lab Animal Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE: Minimum scores: 150 verbal, 150 Quantitative
  • GPA: Equivalent of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • TOEFL: Required for international students. Minimum score: 90 overall
  • Course requirements: Biological and/or life science coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted electronically) 
  • Writing sample(s) that shows your ability to conceptualize and articulate a coherent argument
  • Academic and professional goals statement describing research experience and plans for research in your graduate studies

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9398 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4699 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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