Animal Biology, M.Sc. | University of California, Davis | Davis, United States
12 months
11700 USD/year
11700 USD/year
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Animal Biology offered by the University of California, Davis, encompasses the discipline-based studies of domesticated and wild animals and animal management systems.


Key facts

Understanding of the multifaceted aspects of organismal biology is a critical context for interpretation of molecular, cellular, and behavioral observations. The Animal Biology program of study at the University of California, Davis, is individually tailored to meet student needs and includes a limited number of core courses to provide a foundational understanding of the animal as an integrated organism. Students gain advanced knowledge of animal biology from lipid modification and the interaction of the immune system with animal growth, to conservation of indigenous species, cloning and reproduction, and the interaction of animal behavior with genetic modification. Graduates then pursue more in-depth study in behavior, biochemistry, ecology, genetics, immunology, nutrition, physiology, reproduction and/ or toxicology. Graduates pursue careers in academia, government, industry, and nongovernmental organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systemic Physiology
  • Genetics & Animal Breeding
  • Physiology of Reproduction
  • Lactation 
  • Animal Growth & Development

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

  • Complete and submit the Online Application for Graduate Admission.
  • The application fee of $120 for Domestic students, or $140 for International Students, must be paid before an application will be evaluated. The fee may be paid by credit card. (The application fee must be paid for each application submitted.)
  • Three letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically through the online application. Do not have recommenders send letters in hard copy; all letters need to be submitted online.
  • UC Davis requires academic records from each college-level institution you have attended.

Tuition Fee

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    11700 USD/year
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  • 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
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