Animal Biosciences, M.Sc. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
24 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
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The Animal Biosciences program of University of Guelph is a research oriented department with dynamic hands on educational programs for both undergraduates and graduate students. Research and teaching programs in ABSC revolve around the basic sciences relevant to animal development and wellbeing. 


Key facts

During the Animal Biosciences program of University of Guelph students interested in an MSc can take either a Course Work and Major Research Paper option, or obtain their MSc by writing a thesis. We also offer a PhD program. Our MSc by Coursework and Major Paper program is a oneyear program for specialized training in different aspects of the animal sciences. The MSc by Thesis program is a two-year program designed for students interested in advanced research.

Are you interested in:

  • Sustainable and ethical animal production, care and use
  • High quality and value-added animal products
  • Animal models for human metabolism, nutrition and health

Research Fields

  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Career paths

  • Over 95% of our graduates go on to relevant positions that rely on the skills they acquired with us
  • Working for companies that produce diets for pet and agricultural animals
  • Working on welfare policy for governmental agencies, NGOs or producers
  • Working for animal breeding companies to enhance farm animal productivity and health
  • Entering academia and becoming a professor of animal biosciences

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Selection in Animal Breeding
  • Topics in Animal Genetics and Genomics
  • Quantitative Genetics and Animal Models
  • QTL and Markers
  • Topics in Animal Biotechnology
  • Topics in Comparative Animal Nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours bachelor’s degree in the sciences (or equivalent)
  • A minimum 73% (“B”) average during the last two years, or equivalent, of undergraduate study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
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