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Admissions Requirements

Pre-requisite Coursework

The SMU School of Veterinary Medicine requires the following pre-requisite courses:

General Biology or Zoology* One academic year (6 credit hours)
General Chemistry* 1 academic year (6 credit hours)
Organic Chemistry* 1/2 academic year (3 credit hours)
Biochemistry 1/2 academic year (3 credit hours)
Language Arts (English)** 1/2 academic year (3 credit hours)
College Math or Computer Science 1/2 academic year (3 credit hours)

*These courses must include an attached laboratory.
** A student may substitute any course that has a writing component, such as a term paper or written project, for the Language Arts requirement.

Standardized Examination

There is no standardized examination required for admission. However, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is recommended.

English Proficiency

Since English is the language of instruction at SMUSOVM, it is important that applicants be prepared academically to pursue the curriculum and be able to communicate effectively. Applicants whose principal language is not English may be required to take the test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).