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,.
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.