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Animal Sciences

University of Maryland

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
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39000 USD/year
39000 USD/year
17544 USD/year
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About

The Graduate Program in the Animal Sciences from University of Maryland offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. 

Overview

The Animal Sciences program from University of Maryland does not offer the non-thesis option. Faculty research interests include:

  • Cell, molecular and developmental biology studies, gene expression of the neuroendocrine system during growth and development, molecular genetics of metal and heme homeostasis in animals, maintenance of pluripotency and cell lineage determination in early embryos and embryonic stem cells, regulation of gene expression during embryonic patterning, neuro- and reproductive endocrinology in avian species, and virology, immunology and microbial pathogenesis of significance to animal agriculture;
  • Nutrition and intermediary metabolism of ruminants and non-ruminants, regulation of milk fat production in dairy cattle, modeling for nutrient management, nutrient management in avian and other monogastric species, including forage utilization in horses; nutritional immunology, nutrient sensing, metabolic homeostasis, companion and exotic animal nutrition;
  • Aquaculture related fish physiology and cryopreservation of germ cells, and;
  • Application of computational and systems biology to quantitative genetics, genomics, epigenetics, selection theory and breeding for the improvement of domestic animals and conservation genetics.

Facilities and Special Resources

The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences and the nearby Gudelsky Veterinary Center housing the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, have extensive facilities consisting of faculty research laboratories, animal holding areas, a campus farm, aquaculture facility and outlying research farms. Additionally, the department maintains a teaching computer laboratory with 30 computers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Thinking in Animal Science
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Domestic Animal Endocrinology
  • Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction
  • Animal Breeding Plans
  • Current Topics in Animal Science
  • Energy Nutrition
  • Master's Thesis Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or for international students, a B or better rating by International Education Services.
  • A minimum total score of 300 for Verbal and Quantitative GRE with neither score being less than 150. A 4.0 for the Analytical test is recommended.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 100 is required for international students (when applicable).
  • Applicants with scores lower than the baseline in any one category may be considered if other components of their application are strong.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    17544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8772 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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