Veterinary science
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Undergraduate certificate University of Missouri
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Apply as a freshman

How to apply

You can apply to earn the 16-credit hour certificate or can combine it with a bachelor’s program. Be sure to talk with your adviser about how it can fit into your overall degree plan.

Fulfill the admission requirements:

  • Must be an undergraduate student in good standing, academically and financially.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 195.
  • For freshmen:
    • Earned the minimum test score on the ACT or SAT.
    • Completed 17 specific high school courses with good grades.
    • For a list of test scores and high school courses, review the Freshman Admission Requirements.
  • For transfer students:
    • Completed at least 24 credit hours of applicable college course work, including the equivalent of MATH 1100 or ENGLSH 1000 with a grade of C- or better.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in your college course work.
    • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 195.
    • Slightly different requirements apply if you transfer from within the UM System or already have an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited Missouri community college.

Application dates

To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
Fall July 1 August
Spring Nov. 1 January
Summer April 1 June

Gather your papers

In the online application, you will need to supply:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Citizenship, residency and visa information (if applicable)
  • Names and locations of previous college or high school and dates you attended

If you are applying as a transfer student, you also will need to contact all your previous colleges or universities to request they send your official transcripts to

Office of Admissions
University of Missouri
230 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Complete the online application

Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

  • Upload the above documents in the online application
  • Domestic application fee: $55.00
  • International application fee: $65.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact MU Undergraduate Admissions with questions via 573-882-7786 or askmizzou@missouri.edu.

Apply as a freshman

Apply as a transfer student

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the College of Veterinary Medicine
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