12 months
6369 USD/year
6369 USD/year
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The Animal Sciences program offered by Washington State University offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in animal science.

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The Animal Sciences program is offered by Washington State University . Programs are flexible and designed to meet the needs and interests of the student and, as such, specific degree requirements are determined through individual consultation with an advisor and a special committee. The department maintains herds of dairy cattle, beef cattle, and swine for research and teaching purposes.

Student Opportunities

Graduates from our program are employed in a wide range of careers from applied animal production to teaching and research of molecular mechanisms in domestic and companion animals, as well as humans. Graduate students acquire cutting-edge knowledge and techniques in disciplines that are vital to the improvement of quality of life for animals and humans.

Examples of ongoing fundamental research include: the use of mammalian comparative and functional genomics in the search for genes of economic significance including identification of genes involved in disease resistance as well as production traits; understanding molecular events coordinating the physiology of uterine and testis biology using the mouse and domestic ruminants as model organisms; understanding and enhancing skeletal and cardiac muscle growth and development with stem cell and gene therapy approaches; developing deterministic models to evaluate the environmental impact of dairy and beef production systems; and examination of the bovine genome to examine the genetic x nutrition interactions associated with feed efficiency in beef cattle.

Career Opportunities

  • National agricultural laboratories;
  • management, allied and agricultural industries;
  • Extension and technical positions;
  • Teaching positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation
  • Equine Management 
  • Equine Science
  • Beef Feedlot Systems 
  • Animal Science and Society: Current Topics 
  • Rights and Welfare of Animals 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10
  • Spring July 1


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective international students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. Usually this is a minimum of four years of study beyond grade 12.
  • A grade point average equivalent to a U.S. grade of “B” or better is required. 

Tuition Fee

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The tuition fee may vary depending on the location of your study program.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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