Certificate Program and Application Information:

Director of Certificate Studies: Annette O'Connor
Application Contact: Erica Hellmich
Location: 2412 Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
Program Telephone: 515-294-1761
E-mail Address:
Website: http://vetmed.iastate.edu/vdpam/students/graduate-programs
Application Website: http://www.admissions.iastate.edu/apply/index.php
Credits Required: 15
Application Deadlines: December 20 for Spring program start, July 15 for Fall program start

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53

Program Will Review Without TOEFL: No

Application Mailing Process:

Iowa State University provides graduate applicants the opportunity to upload most of the required application materials as part of their application. Please refer to the Application Instructions (links provided below) to learn what you need to do to submit a complete application for admission and for advice on uploading materials, including what is accepted and what is not.

US Application Instructions
International Application Instructions

Please note that you can upload these documents at the time that you apply, or at a later time if you do not have them all available when you apply. Click on the red bulleted items for further instructions.

Required by Office of Admissions

Required Electronically:

Required to be sent by mail to the address below:
If you are unable to upload documents for some reason and wish to send them to us by post, please mail the first three items (exams, Financial Statement, and transcripts) to the Office of Admissions, (address below) and any Supplemental Documents to the graduate program to which you are applying.

Office of Admissions
100 Enrollment Services
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2011 USA

Required by Certificate Program
Send to program:
  • Copy of Application Form
  • Resume

Mail Certificate Program Envelope To:
2412 Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
1600 S. 16th Street
Ames, IA 50011