Master Your Craft

Earn an advanced degree and take your career to the next level. Our modern laboratories and world-class faculty provide cutting-edge training to help you become an expert in your field. Explore our Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees below to give your career an edge above the rest. 

Master of Science & Ph.D. in Animal Sciences

Graduate students in the animal sciences program work on advancing scientific knowledge and fundamental understanding of areas such as reproductive biology and nutritional metabolism. Students develop new processes and technologies for profitable and environmentally-friendly animal production and management.

Areas of concentration:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Dairy Production
  • Embryo Physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Growth & Development
  • Livestock Management
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Reproductive Physiology

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Master of Science and Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology & Management

The program integrates plant, soil, and animal sciences to prepare degree candidates for leadership in this professional field. Under the guidance of the rangeland faculty, graduate students study rangeland ecology, physiology of rangeland plants, rangeland nutrition, rangeland improvements, watershed management, restoration ecology, agroforestry, water quality, and riparian zone management. 

Areas of concentration:

  • Agroforestry
  • Ecology of Rangelands
  • Physiology of Range Plants
  • Range Improvement
  • Range Nutrition
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Riparian Zone Management
  • Watershed Management

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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicates current situation/problem (including how it is currently addressed) and how own research will address the situation/problem.
  2. States clearly the objective, hypothesis, and methodology.
  3. Analyze, organize, interpret, and summarize data and peer-reviewed literature, compare and contrast own and peer-reviewed results, and integrate own data into peer-reviewed literature.
  4. Communicates novelty, creativity, and potential impact of own research within area of study.