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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animal Sciences (MS)

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Requirements for the Degree:

The M.S. degree program in Animal Science requires a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours, of which six credits must be six hours of thesis (ANFS 869 ) or six hours of research (ANFS 668 /ANFS 868 ) or a combination of both. The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (4 point scale) in order to receive the M.S. degree. The programs are expected to be completed in 2-2.5 years of full-time study. 

Required Courses:

All students pursuing the M.S. degree will complete the following core courses and a statistics course. 


The remaining courses, totaling not less than 17 credit hours, will be determined by the student, faculty advisor and the Graduate Committee. These courses will vary among students depending on their specific needs to carry out their research and complete the program. Elective courses taken by students pursing the M.S. in Animal Science include, but are not limited to, those with the ANFS, BISC, CHEM, and APEC/STAT designations. 

Research Proposal and Thesis:

A research proposal and thesis are required for the M.S. degree. Students, with the assistance of their advisor, will prepare and present a research proposal to their graduate committee for review and approval of the proposed research project. Following completion of the research outlined in the proposal, the M.S. degree candidate will prepare a written thesis according to the guidelines set forth by the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. A thesis defense, preceded by a seminar, will be held. The student’s advisor and graduate committee will administer and evaluate the thesis defense.

Last Revised for 2021-2022 Academic Year

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