Masters Programs in Animal Science

Compare 6 Masters Programs in Animal Science

Master degree programs require you to demonstrate an advanced knowledge in your specific area of study. Depending on the field of study, programs can last between one and four years.

What is a Master in Animal Science? This area of study focuses on the growth, nutrition, lactation and reproduction of animals with an economic interest as well as companionship animals. You will most likely explore ways to improve the health and welfare of animals and improve their productivity. At the master’s level, you may choose to specialize your study in a specific type of animal, such as poultry, cattle, dogs, cats, sheep, horses or pigs.

Many animal science programs emphasize management, which can prepare you for positions of leadership. In addition, the ability to perceive patterns and organize data can help in your future career and in other aspects of your life.

Whether you choose to further your education in a traditional classroom setting or through a virtual classroom online, the cost is important. Many factors affect tuition, so it is best to contact your school of choice directly.

As an animal science graduate, you may find work in a variety of jobs in industries like agriculture, teaching and government. A higher-level degree also allows for more opportunities in teaching and research. You may be able to develop a career as a research associate at a university. Other opportunities may be available in the animal health products industry. If you want to work more hands-on with animals, you can pursue careers such as animal technician or livestock manager.

A Master in Animal Science program can be found at a variety of institutions across the globe. You can even earn a degree from the comfort of your own home as many universities offer online programs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Animal Science

Charles Sturt University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 18 - 36 months January 2018 Australia Wagga Wagga + 1 more

CSU's Master of Animal Science aims to promote advanced critical reflection on professional practice in the animal industries, preparing graduates for leadership positions. [+]

CSU's Master of Animal Science aims to promote advanced critical reflection on professional practice in the animal industries, preparing graduates for leadership positions.

Why study this course?

The Master of Animal Science aims to:

provide an opportunity to continue lifelong learning in keeping with the University's mission statement; meet the educational needs of professionals working in the ever-evolving animal industries; promote the acquisition of advanced analytical, problem-solving skills and conceptual insights that will enable students to assume positions of leadership within the animal industries; encourage excellence in scholarship and/or focused research within the candidate's discipline area. ... [-]

Master in Animal Science

University of Turin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Turin

Master in Animal Science [+]

Curricula offered:

Livestock production chain and product quality (lectured in Italian) Animal nutrition and feed safety (lectured in English) Livestock production chain and product quality

The educational/training objectives of the curriculum in Livestock production chain and product quality include the development of livestock production chain experts, which skills include a solid background and comprehension in livestock production and production of food of animal origin, completing the knowledge acquired during the university first degree. Postgraduates will be able to use international literature, and the background acquired during this course will include several innovative topics in livestock production. Postgraduate students will acquire deep knowledge and comprehension skills concerning livestock production processes, sustainable management of livestock production, animal genetic biodiversity and quality of products of animal origin.... [-]


Master in Ethology

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Stockholm

Our Master’s programme in Ethology provides a solid grounding in the entire subject as well as a deeper insight into the lastest research. The evolution, genetics and function of behaviour form the foundation from which you will study specific topics, including animal cognition and human behaviour. You will gain skills and experience in research methods and analytical techniques, which open up a wide variety of career possibilities. [+]

Our Master’s programme in Ethology provides a solid grounding in the entire subject as well as a deeper insight into the lastest research. The evolution, genetics and function of behaviour form the foundation from which you will study specific topics, including animal cognition and human behaviour. You will gain skills and experience in research methods and analytical techniques, which open up a wide variety of career possibilities.

Reasons to choose Broad education in Ethology suitable for diverse carrers involving animal behaviour Excellent opportunities for practical studies in the laboratory and at Tovetorp research station Flexible programme allows you to create your own direction based on your interests Programme structure ... [-]

Interinstitutional Expertise In Livestock Production

Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 Mexico Aguascalientes

The Interinstitutional Master's Degree in Livestock Production (MIPPE) is proposed as a research-oriented program that seeks in its students the development of basic and applied research skills that lead to the solution of problems of livestock production, considering beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, poultry (poultry and poultry) and pigs. [+]

The Interinstitutional Master's Degree in Livestock Production (MIPPE) is proposed as a research-oriented program that seeks in its students the development of basic and applied research skills that lead to the solution of problems of livestock production, considering beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, poultry (poultry and poultry) and pigs.

The following Universities participate:

Autonomous University of Aguascalientes University of Colima University of Guadalajara University of Guanajuato

The Lines of Generation and Application of Knowledge are the following:

Nutrition Reproduction and Animal Genetics Animal health GOALS

To fully train postgraduates capable of assisting the solution of livestock problems, using research methods and methodologies that allow them to innovate the processes and products of ruminants, poultry and pigs, in order to increase production and improve the processes of transformation as well as maintaining resources.... [-]


Masters In Management Of Wildlife And Its Habitats

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

The MA in wildlife management and habitat is training in biology training scientists and professionals with a global and interdisciplinary vision that will contribute to improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. [+]

The MA in wildlife management and habitat is training in biology training scientists and professionals with a global and interdisciplinary vision that will contribute to improving the conservation and exploitation of resources.

Research projects are carried out in key areas such as genetics in animal populations, adaptive biology, forest ecology, dynamics of wildlife populations and evolutionary biology.

Program Structure

The MA in management of wildlife and its habitats allows for a research project (27 credits memory) to deepen his knowledge in an area of ​​specialization in the field of biology.

The program also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies.... [-]


Master's Programme - Animal Science

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Uppsala Alnarp Umeå + 2 more

The aim of the Master's Programme - Animal Science is to give you a scientific basis for the identification, analysis and solving of problems, taking into consideration the needs of the animal and society. [+]

Master's Programme - Animal Science

Farm animals primarily supply us with food and clothing, whilst our sporting and companion animals bring us other benefits. Do you care about the function and health of our animals?

Our domestic animals are of great importance for our society. Farm animals primarily supply us with food and clothing, whilst our sporting and companion animals bring us other benefits. Whatever we expect of our animals, it is important that they both function well and are in good health. We also have to consider the various needs of our society. Through advisory work, education, research and animal husbandry, animal scientists can improve the production and wellbeing of our animals. Within the international collaboration, animal science plays an increasing role when it comes to improving and developing animal husbandry practices. The program has a duration of 2 years and will prepare you for a number of careers, for instance research.... [-]