Graduate Program Overview
The Agriculture Department offers a Master of Science degree in animal science and allows students to choose an area of emphasis. Thesis and non-thesis options are available.
Research is a large component of the master’s degree program. Students who have received graduate assistantships have chosen research topics that vary from meat science and grazing management to wool and mohair technology and pathobiology.
A master’s degree in animal science helps students be competitive in the job market. Students develop independent thinking and reasoning skills throughout their studies. The degree is also essential for anyone wanting to be a county extension agent.
For thesis students, 30 hours of coursework and six hours of thesis work are required. For non-thesis students, 36 hours of coursework is required.