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).

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