Canine Life Sciences

Bergin University of Canine Studies

12 months
18450 USD/year
18450 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Canine Life Sciences degree program and class schedule is specifically designed to allow students to participate in classes with minimal disruption to their employment and home life.

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The mission of the Master of Science in Canine Life Science degree program is to advance the competencies and expand the vision of post-baccalaureate canine professionals and enthusiasts with the expectation that as graduates they will further evolve and develop canine business and assistance dog roles, enjoy expanded job opportunities and mentor the relationship between humans and canines.

Programme Structure


  • The Emotional Lives of Dogs and Other Animals
  • A, B, C Introduction to Scholarly Inquiry and Research Methodology
  • Human-Canine Cognition and Communication Compared
  • Ethical, Moral and Legal Perspectives of Canine Training, Use and Ownership 
  • Evolution and Innovations of Dog-Human Partnerships

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bergin University application and non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of identity
  • An official transcript of an earned Bachelor's degree from a college or university that is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Personal Essay: One-two page essay explaining the student's interest and future goals related to the program of study. The essay will also include a description of the applicants experience with dogs
  • Two letters of reference; one personal, one professional

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18450 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    18450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18450 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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