Veterinary Pathology


Program Information:

Program Statement:
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Degrees Offered:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
Area(s) of Specialization: (may appear on ISU transcripts after graduation)
  • Veterinary Clinical Pathology (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Veterinary Parasitology (M.S., Ph.D.)
Area(s) of Emphasis:
  • Anatomic Pathology
Program Handbook(s):
Learning Goals:
  • 1. Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative hypothesis-driven research by appropriate acquisition, analysis, and reporting of data.
  • 2. Interpret research results appropriately, and integrate them into the existing knowledge in the discipline.
  • 3. Clearly and accurately communicate research findings orally and in writing.
  • 4. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of scholarly literature in the area of study.
  • 5. Conduct scholarship, independently or collaboratively, in ways that consistently demonstrate ethical practice and professionalism.
How long does it take to earn a degree?
  • Median time to earn the doctorate: 4.2 years (Methods)
  • Median time to earn the master’s: 0.6 year (Methods)

Program Contact:

Contact: Krista Hibbs
Phone: 515-294-4590
E-mail Address:

Mailing Address:

    Veterinary Pathology
    2764 Vet Med
    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA 50011-1134

Admission Requirements:

Graduate College Requirements:
  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
Program Specific Requirements:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Program Requires GRE: No
  • Program Requires GMAT: No
  • Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: Yes
International Requirements:
  • Financial Statement: Application
  • English Proficiency Minimum:
    TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
    TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 53
    Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 105

Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
    Consult FIRST with Veterinary Pathology Department via email
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.

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