Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Animal and Food Sciences, MS

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The degree of Master of Science is available in Animal & Food Sciences. Degree programs in Animal & Food Sciences provide advanced study and are divided into the disciplinary areas of animal nutrition, reproduction, physiology, and food science. Special interests in beef or dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep and swine may be pursued within many of these areas. Programs in food science offer specialization in food chemistry, food microbiology, food safety, meat biochemistry, and meat processing.  

The MSASC degree is available in two options:  

  • Plan A: 30 credits, including 6 credits of thesis research, plus a Master’s thesis.
  • Plan B: 36 credits 


Admission Requirements  

  • Applicants to the Master’s program must have completed a four-year degree at an accredited institution of higher education, must have achieved at least a 3.00 GPA for all undergraduate courses, and must submit scores from the verbal, quantitative, and analytical portions of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Applicants must have completed; 1 course calculus or physics, 3 courses biology/ physiology, 3 courses chemistry (including 1 organic chemistry or biochemistry). Additional courses in physiology, cell biology, microbiology, and anatomy are encouraged. 


Degree Requirements 

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