Animal Science (PHD)

PhD

Animal Science, PhD

On Campus 90 cr 90 cr

The Department of Animal Science offers graduate study emphasizing animal breeding and genetics, meat and poultry products, non-ruminant and ruminant nutrition, and physiology. Analytical laboratories and animal facilities are available for graduate research.

Description

The department's contemporary facilities enhance basic and applied research capabilities for an intensive large animal, poultry, and laboratory animal work. An extensive, federally inspected meat laboratory is available for meat and poultry research. In addition, the department maintains facilities 40 minutes away from Lincoln for research in all disciplines of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, and swine. Graduate programs conduct collaborative research at four university district research and extension centers and the USDA Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska.

Specializations

  1. Animal Breeding and Genetics
  2. Extension and Education
  3. Meat Science and Muscle Biology
  4. Nonruminant Nutrition
  5. Physiology
  6. Ruminant Nutrition

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Major Admission Requirements

  • Three recommendation letters
  • Personal Statement:  Your statement should include the following:
    1. Overview of background/experiences;
    2. Reasons for pursuing graduate study including personal and/or career ambitions;
    3. Proposed major advisor(s) and reason(s) for interests in their program(s).

Application Deadlines

For financial consideration: January 7 for Fall.

NOTE: When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed

Department

Animal Science

Graduate Chair

Ronald Lewis

Support Staff

Heather Wilson

Tuition & Fees
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