Oregon State University's Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences offers a Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (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.

The discovery and dissemination of principles of animal behavior through the study of both livestock and companion animals are also fundamental activities in this program.

Graduate work leading to degrees may involve research on animal genetics, reproductive physiology, embryo physiology, animal nutrition, growth and development, endocrinology, nutritional biochemistry, animal behavior, livestock management, and dairy production.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.


Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

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Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
Funding Deadline for all applicants
Contact Department

Concentrations ?

This program has concentrations or tracks not represented here. Please visit the  Animal Sciences Website program website to learn more.

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)