The Animal Sciences Graduate Program

Area​s of Specialization

Graduate study toward the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the field of Animal Sciences may be pursued in the areas of Animal Behavior and Welfare, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Management, Meat Science and Food Safety, Neuroscience, Nutrition, and Physiology. In addition, Ph.D. programs are offered in the area of Interdisciplinary Genetics (IGNT).

The University offers a wide range of formal graduate courses in these and related areas from which to formulate an appropriate plan of study. (See the Animal Sciences Course Page for description and availability of courses.) For the guidance of applicants in choosing a major adviser, a description of the research interests for the Animal Sciences graduate faculty is provided at each of their websites available on the Faculty Web Page.