Graduate Program Overview

The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences has many exciting and cutting-edge lines of research in which graduate students may participate.  Two types of graduate degrees are offered: Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), and  Masters of Science (MS) - Thesis,E-Campus Offered Program.  

Our programs are supported by modern laboratories, field stations, and centralized farm services. The department has extensive livestock and poultry facilities within two miles of campus, including a high-producing dairy herd, two beef barns with a capacity for 125-head, a small confinement swine unit, horse research barns, and poultry flocks. Our sheep center is five miles from campus. We also have two beef ranches (cow-calf), located about twenty minutes from campus. A modern physiology lab has surgical facilities for cattle, sheep, and swine. A meat processing laboratory is also available on campus. Additionally, graduate students have access to off-campus facilities of the Agricultural Experiment Station in the rangelands of eastern Oregon. Our department is also supported by the Center for Gene Research and Biotechnology, Laboratory Animal Resources, the OSU Radiation Center, an inter-state library, and University Computing Services. The English Language Institute provides international students with the language, academic, and cultural skills necessary for study at an American university.



Tina Mills - Graduate Student Coordinator

Areas of Focus

Within the Animal Sciences emphasis area, students can study:

  • Animal Genetics (Dr. Massimo Bionaz Lab)
  • Reproductive Physiology (Dr. Michelle Kutzler Lab)
  • Embryo Physiology (Dr. Cecily Bishop Lab)
  • Animal Nutrition (Dr. Massimo Bionaz Lab; Dr. Gerd Bobe Lab; Dr. Gita Cherian Lab)
  • Growth and Development
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutritional Biochemistry (Dr. Massimo Bionez Lab; Dr. Gerd Bobe Lab; Dr. Gita Cherian Lab; Dr. David Bohnert)
  • Animal Behavior (Dr. Monique Udell Lab)
  • Livestock Management (Dr. Serkan Ates Lab; Dr. David Bohnert)
  • Dairy Production

Within the Rangeland Sciences emphasis area, students can study:

  • Rangeland Ecology (Dr. Mata-Gonzalez Lab; Dr. Bryan Endress Lab; Dr. Lesley Morris Lab)
  • Eco-Physiology (Dr. Mata-Gonzalez Lab) 
  • Wildland Restoration (Dr. Lesley Morris Lab)
  • Wildlife Habitat (Dr. Jon Dinkins Lab)
  • Range Forage Nutrition (Dr. Guojie Wang Lab; Dr. Serkan Ates Lab; Dr. David Bohnert)
  • Ecohydrology (Dr. Carlos Ochoa Lab)


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