Animal Behavior, M.Sc. | University of California, Davis | Davis, United States
12 months
11700 USD/year
11700 USD/year
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The Animal Behavior Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis, is targeted toward students who are interested in understanding the adaptive and evolutionary bases of animal behavior.


Key facts

Students of the Animal Behavior program offered by the University of California, Davis, are trained for teaching and research in a variety of disciplines, including animal science, anthropology, ecology, entomology, neurobiology, psychology, physiology, veterinary science, wildlife biology, and zoology. Students and faculty in the program conduct research using many different species—and many different perspectives. Research areas include behavioral ecology and sociobiology, animal communication, animal management and welfare, physiology and behavior, behavior and conservation, primate behavior, modeling of behavior, and behavioral development. All students take a yearlong core course sequence designed to provide a breadth of knowledge about animal behavior. The remainder of the program is then individually tailored to provide in-depth study relevant to each student’s interests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Statistics
  • Evolution
  • Animal behavior
  • Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UC Davis uses the online application only. No paper materials (other than transcripts) will be accepted or reviewed.
  • Transcripts
  • Personal History and Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Tuition Fee

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    11700 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11700 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11700 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Davis

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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