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Department of Animal Sciences



The Graduate Programs in Animal Sciences is designed to provide the opportunity for earning a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Training is offered in both applied and basic aspects of animal sciences.

  • The MAS Degree is a professional Masters in Animal Sciences is an applied non-thesis degree for students who aim to increase their knowledge prior to industry or professional school or for industry personnel looking to gain new knowledge in recent advancements.  This degree is designed to be completed in one year and is a self-funded program.
  • The MS degree is designed to provide academic training beyond the Bachelor of Science degree in preparation for further graduate education or careers in research, industry, or Extension.
  • The PhD program is designed to prepare students for positions that involve application of knowledge to various aspects of the animal enterprise, are devoted to pursuit of knowledge in the discipline in which the student was trained, or are in the research segments of industry or various agencies of government.

Visit our Program page to learn more about these and other graduate studies opportunities.

Click on the links below to learn more about our faculty members and their research.With 70% of our faculty in Columbus and 30% in Wooster, there is access to research, laboratories, and facilities across the state to fit your research interests. Research facilities and animal barns are located at the Columbus and Wooster - Ohio Agricultural and Research Development Center (OARDC), as well as at branches across the state. Research areas span the six major animal species and research disciplines such as growth and development, physiology, genetics, nutrition, animal welfare/well-being, microbiology, reproduction, and environmental management.

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