Texas Tech University

Admissions Requirements


  • Applicants must be residents of Texas or New Mexico. Less than 10% of the class will consist of New Mexico residents.

Minimum Academic Requirements

  • At least 2 years of full time post-secondary instruction and 48 semester credits from a regionally accredited college or university by the end of Spring Semester prior to enrollment.
  • Minimum overall 2.9 GPA or higher in all coursework; minimum 2.9 science GPA or higher.

Graduate Record Examination

  • The TTU SVM will not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

CASPer Requirement

  • TTU SVM does require the CASPer situational judgement test. Deadline to complete is October 14th, 2021. On the last day to submit the CASPer test, all applicants must begin the test by 4:00pm (5:00 EST) and submit by 6:00pm (7:00pm EST). *The Snapshot test portion of CASPer is NOT a requirement.

Animal Experience

  • There is not a minimum number of hours required for animal or veterinary experience. We recommend that applicants be exposed to a variety of veterinary careers and animal species prior to application. This will aid in obtaining a quality evaluation (TMDSAS Evaluation Form) and inform the applicant about the profession.


  • Three Applicant Evaluation Forms, available from TMDSAS, are required. One evaluation must be completed by a veterinarian.

Pre-Requisite Coursework

  • Students must receive a C or higher grade in all required coursework.
  • Pre-requisites courses must be completed within the last 10 years prior to admissions. Exceptions to this may be considered on a case by case basis based on a holistic review of other coursework or experiences by the Admissions Committee.
  • Courses must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Coursework may be in progress or planned at the time of application, but must be completed by the end of spring semester of the year of matriculation.
  • Advanced placement credits must appear on college transcripts in order to be counted toward required credits. They must have a specific subject title, number, and credits listed to be accepted.
TTU-SVM Prerequisite Semester Credits
Animal Nutrition 3 Lecture
Biochemistry 3 Lecture
English 3
General Biology 4 Lecture & Lab
General Microbiology 4 Lecture & Lab
Genetics 3 Lecture
Inorganic Chemistry 8 Lecture & Lab
Introductory Statistics 3
Organic Chemistry 4 Lecture & Lab
Physics 4 Lecture & Lab
Total 39