About the Animal Science Master’s Program
The Department of Animal and Food Sciences offers non-thesis, 36-hour Master of Science degrees in animal science or food science with concentrations in livestock production (beef cattle, swine, sheep and goat, dairy cattle, equine and poultry), agricultural product processing (meats, food or feeds emphasis), companion animal, feedlot management, and ranch management. An internship is required for these degrees.
Master of Science in Animal Science students may pursue studies in topics including: animal breeding (physiology or genetics), livestock (ruminant or monogastric) or companion animal nutrition, animal behavior and welfare, growth and development, livestock production, animal health, companion animal science, equine science, equine-assisted therapy, or meat science. This degree requires a thesis in addition to at least 24 semester hours of coursework and 6 thesis hours.