MCM Application

Admission to the MCM program is based on an evaluation and recommendation by the MCM Committee. An interview may be required. The Dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine admits applicants from these recommendations. Approximately 10–12 students are admitted to the MCM program each year.

Information for applicants from foreign countries is below.

Application Requirements

Application Deadline
Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
Applications completed by: Will be evaluated by:
February 17 March 30
April 1 April 30
If openings exist after May 1, we will consider applications on a rolling basis until the class is full.
Application for Admission
An online application for all applicants to the MCM program is available for your convenience.
Application Fee
A nonrefundable application fee of $70 which you may pay by credit card when completing the online application.
Academic Transcripts
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. This includes separate official transcripts for all foreign exchange or semester abroad programs, and transfer credit from other institutions that appears on your primary transcript.
If you are currently enrolled in an academic program, please submit an official transcript of the work you have completed to date. When additional grades become available, please submit an updated transcript.
Please have all transcripts mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536
Standardized Tests
You may submit score results from either the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
Official MCAT Scores
To send your MCAT scores to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, please follow these instructions:
  1. Log in to the MCAT Testing History site
  2. Select “Send all of my scores”
  3. In the box labeled “Veterinary Schools,” select “Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University”
  4. Select “Add”
  5. After reading the consent to release scores, check the box “I agree”
  6. Select “Submit”
Check the MCAT site for more information.
Official GRE Scores
GRE scores are valid for five years; the exam must have been taken within five years of application. The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine recipient code is 3893. Check the GRE site for more information. Although the Educational Testing Service allows options for reporting GRE scores to graduate and professional schools, when applying to the Cummings School you must submit all of your GRE scores from all of your test administrations. You may not decide to send certain scores only. This means that if you have already taken the GRE and you need to request scores for your Tufts application, you must choose the ScoreSelect All option. If you plan to take the GRE between now and our April 1 application deadline, you must choose the ScoreSelect All option on your test day. Please note that this option is free—there is no charge when you select this option on your test day.
Applicants do not need to take the MCAT or GRE if they have a DVM degree from a U.S. veterinary school.
Letters of Evaluation
Three letters of evaluation, one from each of the following areas:
  • A faculty member in your major field of study.
  • A professional colleague or employer.
  • A faculty member or professional colleague.
Curriculum Vitae
A current Curriculum Vitae, including any publication and funding record, is required. The CV may be submitted electronically along with your online application.

Applicants from Foreign Countries

In addition to all of the aforementioned application requirements, foreign applicants must also submit:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, in their original language.
  • Attested English translations of all transcripts, if applicable.
  • Test results for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if their native language is not English.