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The Fall 2024 application has closed.

When you pursue the Master of Veterinary Science degree, you become a graduate student at Illinois. Throughout our program, students gain access to a diverse faculty and peer group with expertise in the industry, use a systems-based approach to solve real-world problems, and join a network of over 450,000 fellow Illini alumni.

We hope you join us!

Admissions Requirements (For online and on-campus MVS programs)

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any field
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission. Our admissions team is looking for evidence of academic ability and writing skills, as well as indications of past performance and future potential in your career.

Please see our FAQ page for more information on admissions requirements.

Application Process

You must upload all required materials to the Graduate College Application for submission:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Resume
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • Application fee

International applicants must also include:

Application Deadlines

Fall 2024 On-Campus and Online Program Application is closed. Please check back for the Fall 2025 application deadlines.

If you’d like to learn about your options in the meantime for completing a graduate certificate or taking a course as a non-degree seeking student that can later be applied to the MVS, please contact us!

Attend an Info Session

Fill out an inquiry form and a member of our admissions team will get back to you.

Schedule an Appointment

Meet with an admissions representative, and we can help you determine if our program is the right fit for you!

Meet our Students

Read about our student’s backgrounds, why they chose our program, and what’s next in their career!

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