Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Mississippi State, MS 39762
(662) 325-3432
Status: Full Accreditation


Established in 1974 by the Mississippi Legislature, The College of Veterinary Medicine was built in 3 phases; the educational/instruction wing, the Animal Health Center, and the research wing. Three years after construction began the first class was admitted, graduating in May of 1981. Fully accredited by the AVMA since 1981, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine offers a 4-year program that leads to a DVM.

Students can further their education by specializing in fields such as infectious disease, toxicology, pathology, avian medicine, aquatic medicine, and production animal medicine. This college is very competitive to enter into, as most applicants do not make it to the interview.

Education and Training

The education and training provided by MSU, is similar to that of other universities, colleges and schools. Most subjects for first and second year students include physiology, anatomy, immunology, infectious agents, epidemiology, parasitology, pathology, surgery, toxicology, equine medicine and diagnostic imaging, among others. Clinical rotations begin in the third year, and each block is 12 weeks long, except for Block 3 which occurs over winter break. During year four, blocks that have open positions may be filled with up to 34 credits of Advanced Clinical Rotations, Externships, Electives, Graduate Courses, etc.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Medical Technology
  • Graduate Education (MS and PhD)
  • Combined DVM-Graduate Degree Programs

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees per semester for the academic year at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is average for residents ($7, 042.89) and slightly less than average for non-residents ($16,413.89). All tuition and fees are subject to change without notice, and unfortunately this cost does not include living expenses and expenses for books, supplies, etc.

Departments and Units

  • Basic Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Pathobiology and Population Medicine

2009 Class Profile

Type: Public

# Total Applicants: 400

# Total Students Enrolled: 72

# of Male Students Enrolled: 22

# of Female Students Enrolled: 50

Overall GPA: 3.5-3.6

Average GRE Score: Verbal- 450, Quantitative- 550, Analytical Writing- 4.5

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $7,042.89

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $28,171.56

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $16,413.89

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $65,655.56