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Animal Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #905 (BCR) , ND,
The Department of Animal Sciences offers graduate study leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Advanced work may involve specialized training in the following areas: animal breeding, animal nutrition, animal genetics, animal health, physiology of reproduction, nutritional physiology, and meat science.

About

The Animal Sciences program has two options for the M.S. degree: the thesis option and the comprehensive study option. The M.S. program requires completion of 30 semester credits of approved graduate and letter-graded course work with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. The Ph.D. program requires the completion of 90 semester credits (or the equivalent) of graduate approved and letter graded course work with an overall GPA of 3.0 or more.

Each student must choose an adviser, usually based upon area of academic and research interest when starting the program. By the end of the first year of residence, the student must have selected an advisory/supervisory committee and have an approved graduate plan of study, including a research proposal. The advisory/supervisory committee advises the student and administers the graduate exams to the student. Students are referred to the Animal Sciences Graduate Student Handbook for information regarding additional requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal health
  • Physiology
  • Meat science
  • Animal genetics

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • More details: Applications are accepted for fall, spring and summer semester admits.
    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      71

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    • Minimum required score:

      6

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    Academic Requirements

    General Requirements

    • The Department of Animal Sciences graduate program is open to all qualified graduates of universities and colleges of recognized standing. In addition to the Graduate School’s requirements, to be admitted with full status to the program, an applicant must have adequate preparation in animal sciences or in a complementary area of life sciences and have a background or interest in agriculture.
    • Research assistantships are available. Applicants are considered on the basis of scholarship and potential to undertake advanced study and research.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      631 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
    • National

      541 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 541 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
    • In-State

      361 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 361 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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    Living costs for Fargo

    • 870 - 1260 USD/month
      Living Costs

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