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Grad School / Program:

  • Contact:
  • 1290 Anthony Hall
    Dept. of Animal Science
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    United States
    Phone: (517) 355-8383

  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus

  • Description:
  • The Department of Animal Science offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in a variety of disciplines related to animal science. Students who are enrolled in the Master of Science degree program may elect a specialization in environmental toxicology and a Doctor of Philosophy degree is available in animal science/environmental toxicology.

    Programs of study are based on the strengths of the department and the goals of individual students. Although individual student programs vary, all graduate programs in animal science are designed to:

    - Provide a strong foundation in biological science and an in-depth knowledge of a specific biological discipline of importance to animal agriculture.
    - Develop creative potential and foster independent thought.
    - Improve technical skills.
    - Provide the foundation for effective, independent careers in extension, research, teaching or agribusiness.

    The department offers the following areas of research specialization within the field of animal science:

    - Animal Breeding, Statistical Genetics, and Molecular Genetics
    - Animal Health
    - Animal Production Systems and Management
    - Behavior and Welfare
    - Exercise Physiology
    - Functional Genomics and Bioinfomatics
    - Growth Biology and Meat Science
    - Lactation Biology
    - Non-ruminant Nutrition
    - Nutritional and Digestive Physiology
    - Microbiology
    - Reproduction and Endocrinology
    - Ruminant Nutrition
    - Skeletal Physiology
    - Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
    - Toxicology

    Research species for theses or dissertations may focus on beef or dairy cattle, sheep, swine, horses, poultry, or fur-bearing and laboratory species. Modern animal, computer and library facilities support research.

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