The Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) has formed a formal partnership via a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with four Texas A&M University System universities to further the study of veterinary medicine across the State of Texas.
The four universities are:
- Prairie View A&M University
- Tarleton State University
- Texas A&M University-Kingsville
- West Texas A&M University
Within this agreement, up to five additional students from each of the four universities will be admitted each year to the DVM class, totaling up to 20 MOA students, who will join the other 160 DVM students to comprise a DVM class size of 180 students per year. Once admitted, the 20 MOA students will not be identified as such and their means of admission will be confidential.
Students admitted through the MOA programs must meet academic requirements above the minimum eligibility requirements required of the standard pool of DVM program applicants.
These MOA students must meet the following requirements:
- Overall grade point average > 3.0
- Science and math (based on Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math courses) grade point average > 3.2
- Last 45-hour grade point average > 3.3
- Verbal GRE > 141 (The GRE requirements are currently waived, due to COVID-19.)
- Quantitative GRE > 144 (The GRE requirements are currently waived, due to COVID-19.)
- Analytical GRE > 2.5 (The GRE requirements are currently waived, due to COVID-19.)
- Veterinary experience > 100 hours
- Multiple mini interview (MMI) score greater than the minimal cut off for the general applicant pool
- Three acceptable letters of evaluation, with at least one written by a DVM/VMD with whom they have worked
Additionally, faculty representatives designated by the Provost at each of the partner universities will jointly, with the Texas A&M VMBS Associate Dean for Professional Programs, select the final students chosen for admission to the DVM program under the MOA. Selection for admission to the DVM program under the MOA will be based upon the MOA faculty representatives’ combined ranking of the candidates based on work ethic, integrity, personal resilience, leadership, passion for the DVM profession and lifelong learning, and other attributes leading to academic and professional success.
Meeting the minimum criteria for admissions defined above does not guarantee a student’s admission to the DVM Professional Program under an MOA.
The number of students admitted to the DVM program from each of the four MOA universities is not limited to five each. Students from each of the MOA universities may apply and be admitted through the standard admissions process outside of the MOA.