Master in Animal Science

General

Program Description

The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry is a comprehensive unit supported by about 50 faculty devoted to research, teaching, and extension activities related to domestic farm animal species. Currently, the department has approximately 1,200 undergraduate students advised in the department and about 75 graduate students pursuing either M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in the Animal Science graduate program.

For graduate training, the department has animal research and teaching units located conveniently to the main campus. Those units include beef (grazing and feedlot), dairy, swine, sheep, poultry, and horse teaching and research units. In addition, both Call Hall and Weber Hall contain laboratories equipped to conduct to most analytical techniques required for research.

Graduate training in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry is organized within six functional discipline groups including animal breeding and genetics, meat science, monogastric nutrition, physiology, ruminant nutrition, and food science. The food science program represents a large interdisciplinary degree program and is detailed in a separate area in the catalog.

Programs of study must follow the policies of the Graduate School. Students must complete 2 hours of ASI 890 (Graduate Seminar in Animal Sciences and Industry). Graduate students in Animal Science are required to assist in teaching a course during each Spring and Fall semester, although waivers can be granted, notably during the student’s final semester.

Last updated Aug 2020

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K-State's main campus sits in "The Little Apple," and thrives in its vibrant college-town atmosphere. The Manhattan campus encompasses more than 2,320 acres, including agricultural and research facilities. Manhattan has a population of more than 56,000, and enjoys a great relationship with the K-State family. This campus is situated next door to Fort Riley, a large Army installation, and collaborates on many military-focused projects. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Bio and Agro-defense Facility is being constructed adjacent to campus. Read less