The core and strength of our program lies in the diversity of our students, distinguished faculty, and joint-international programs.
As a student in our programs, you can conduct research in your field of interest and be involved in our teaching program. A member of our faculty will be available to mentor you and to provide guidance throughout your education, teaching, and research experiences. We have also partnered with universities, government entities, and research groups worldwide through formal and informal joint programs to provide you exposure to international research.
The MAS Program is a degree where a student engages in course work and completes a written work. This degree is intended for those students who do not wish to go into research but are in need of stronger science and industry skills to be successful post-baccalaureate. This degree will take 1 year to complete and is 30 credit hours and will have a nutrition focus. Students graduating with this degree will be able to pursue jobs in the feed and nutrition industry, enter professional programs, and continue as eductators and will prepare students how to critically think and examine literature to be successful.
The MS Program is a degree where a student engages in course work and research in a field of their interest. This will lead to the development of a thesis and publication in a peer reviewed journal. The degree will take approximately 2 years to complete and prepares students to be critical thinkers in their area of study. Students graduating with this degree will be able to pursue a wide variety of jobs in industry, the private consulting sector, or onto a professional or Ph.D. degree.
The Ph.D. Program is a degree where a student engages in course work and research in a specific field of interest leading to a disseration and publications in peer reviewed journals. This degree will take approximately 2-5 years to complete and prepares students to pursue independent, scholarly research. Students graduating with this degree will be able to pursue a job in academia or research positions in industry, government, or the private sector.
Our students routinely conduct research or study abroad at other institutions. Graduates of our Ph.D. program are consistently placed in tenure-track positions in universities such as Purdue, Florida, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, and Southern Utah University. Graduates are also employed in prestigious industry or international research scientist positions, in USDA-ARS positions, or in animal production, postdoctoral, or Extension educator positions. We invite you to explore our web site for more information about opportunities in the Department of Animal Sciences.
Graduate students also have the opportunity to obtain their degrees through two interdisciplinary paths related to the animal sciences. Click on the titles below to learn more about these programs.
- The Ohio State University Nutrition (OSUN) doctoral program, in cooperation with the College of Education and Human Ecology, the College of Medicine.
- The Environmental Sciences Graduate Program (ESGP), a university campus-wide program.
The Department also partners with the College of Medicine’s MD/PhD program along with the College of Veterinary Medicine’s DVM/PhD program.