Program Requirements


Applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary school or foreign equivalent
  • Take the general graduate record exam (GRE) which will be a factor in admission for graduate school.
  • Achieve a minimum score of 575 on the TOEFL plus a TWE score of 4 for all non-native speakers of English for unconditional admission. For conditional acceptance, a score of at least 550 on the TOEFL is required.
  • Submit an application to the Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Comparative Pathobiology Graduate Program which must be accepted by the:

Indiana MS-Graduate Training/Residency Program Steering Committee, The Comparative Pathobiology Graduate Program and The Purdue University Graduate Program


Successful completion of the program will require:

  • Completion of core Comparative Medicine courses with a grade of “B” or better
  • Completion of a total of 30 credit hours of graduate level courses with a “B” or better average
  • Satisfactory performance as defined by the advisory committee
  • Satisfactory completion as defined by the trainee’s advisory committee of a mentored research project
  • Publication (or submission for publication) in a refereed scientific journal of at least 1 manuscript resulting from the research project.

Students will receive a MS degree based on course work requirements and a certificate verifying that they have completed all the requirements of the program including submission of a first authored paper to a peer reviewed journal.

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