Prospective Graduate Students
The Department of Animal Sciences' Graduate Program provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience while working with distinguished faculty in state of the art facilities. The Department offers Masters of Science (M.S.) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Animal Sciences. The Department also offers a Masters of Science (M.S.) through the Racetrack Industry Program. For new students competitive Graduate Student Assistantships are available. The application deadlines for these assistantships are March 1 for domestic students and January 1 for international students. Please review the Graduate Student Handbook for more information on the Animal Sciences Graduate Program.
Potential graduate students are encouraged to follow the graduate admission checklist below to aid in the application process:
- Check faculty profiles to select potential areas of research interest
- Communicate with adviser about acceptance
- Apply Online and get reference letters
For detailed instructions to apply see Instructions for Applying Online. Further questions can be answered by contacting Dr. Sean Limesand or Nancy Petersburg at the Department of Animal Sciences of Doug Reed at the Racetrack Industry Program.