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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animal Science, Ph.D.

About the Animal Science Doctoral Program

The doctoral program in animal science requires a dissertation and a minimum of 60 hours of graduate coursework; as well as 12 dissertation hours, totaling 72 hours. Students may transfer in 30 hours of coursework from a M.S. degree (excluding thesis and seminar hours) if approved by the student’s advisory committee. Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science may specialize in one of several areas of interest such as animal breeding and genetics, livestock or companion animal nutrition, reproductive or environmental physiology, animal health and epidemiology, animal behavior and welfare, growth and development, companion animal science, equine science, meat science, or food science. No foreign language requirement exists, but such a requirement may be instituted at the discretion of the student’s advisory committee.

Students who receive stipends have special responsibilities in research and teaching. These awards include waiver of nonresident tuition.