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Canine Life Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

    18372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18375 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    18372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18375 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Rohnert Park

  • 1100 - 1600 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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