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Dairy Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #28 (ARWU) , WI,
Two plans are available for graduate work leading to the master of science degree in dairy science. Students who plan to continue for the Ph.D. degree, or who expect to enter fields of work involving research, should take the M.S. degree in research. 

About

Students who wish to obtain more specialized training, but are not planning for a research career, may pursue a degree strictly through course work.The Department of Dairy Science offers one of the most comprehensive dairy science graduate programs in the country. Faculty interests and research funding in dairy science span diverse areas of focus. Fundamental training in basic science fields related to these phases of dairy science is required. Minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate School must be met. Specific degree requirements are available from the department.

Programme Structure

Learning outcomes:

  • Create research and scholarship that makes a substantive contribution to the field of Dairy Science.
  • Orally communicate complex ideas in a clear and understandable manner in a scientific, classroom, and/or industry setting.
  • Statistically analyze data, summarize the results in tables and/or graphs, and provide valid interpretation of the results.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

  • Personal statement/reasons for graduate Study: see website.
  • Three letters of recommendation. The process for letters of recommendation is explained on is this website. Letters should be from faculty who are familiar with your academic abilities and goals. Letters from supervisors that provide a character reference are also acceptable. The letters of recommendation should be submitted with the online application.
  • Official transcripts or academic records from each institution attended. These can be scanned and included with the electronic application.  Original official transcripts will be required by the Graduate School if a department recommends applicant for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    25336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25336 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    25336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25336 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    12009 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12009 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Madison

  • 1015 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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