Admission Requirements & Procedures
The following application materials are required and will be reviewed separately by the respective admissions committees for the DVM and MBA programs:
- Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) online application form
- College of Veterinary Medicine online supplemental application
- Transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended (bachelor’s degree required)
- VMCAS letters of recommendation (three)
- Graduate Record Examination scores
- Graduate College Application** (send a copy of the electronic application to College of Business Graduate Programs Office)
- Narrative addressing motivations for participating in the MBA/DVM concurrent program (included on the College of Veterinary Medicine online supplemental application)**
- Resume** (send directly to the College of Business Graduate Office)
- An interview
**More Detail Regarding the MBA Application Requirements Beyond DVM Application Requirements
- Potential MBA students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree.
- Graduate application: http://www.admissions.iastate.edu/apply
- One additional essay: How will the Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University complement your career goals? How do you see yourself utilizing business skills in the field of veterinary medicine?
- A resume should be sent to: Graduate Programs Office, College of Business, 1360 Gerdin Business Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-1350
Interested candidates should mark the MBA option on the College of Veterinary Medicine online supplemental application and complete the MBA application requirements.
If admitted to the DVM/MBA concurrent degree program, students must complete the Concurrent Enrollment Request Form for Graduate/Veterinary Medicine Degrees.
Students who are admitted into the DVM/MBA current degree and successfully complete the first year of the MBA program (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better) will be automatically granted a position in the DVM entering class the following year.
Applicants applying to the DVM/MBA concurrent degree program who are denied that opportunity will automatically be considered in the regular DVM admission cycle. Thus, candidates interested in the DVM/MBA will not be at a disadvantage compared to applicants who apply only to the DVM program.