Graduate Programs

Animal and Food Science graduate programs

Our faculty research areas include:

  • Immunology, physiology, and virology;
  • Avian infectious diseases and their management;
  • Avian genomics and molecular genetics;
  • Animal nutrition and metabolism;
  • Equine metagenomics; and
  • Food microbiology, safety, and processing.

Multiple graduate degree areas exist in the department, namely:

  1. A joint Ph.D. degree program in Animal and Food Sciences
  2. Two M.S. degree programs (Thesis) — one in Animal Science and one in Food Science
  3. Three new, non-thesis M.S. degree programs primarily designed for individuals interested in learning and enhancing multidisciplinary technical and leadership skills. The programs include concentrations in 1) Animal Science Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership; 2) Food Science Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership; and 3) Animal and Food Sciences: Veterinary Biosciences, Biotechnology and One Health (VBBOH). 

Students accepted into the ANFS Ph.D. and M.S. (thesis) program have access to financial support and tuition scholarships. Most graduate students are funded through research assistantships (RAs) and teaching assistantships (TAs).

Our graduates are successfully prepared for professional schools (e.g., veterinary and medical), or to further their education through advanced degrees (Ph.D. programs and post-doctoral positions). Many of our alumni are employed in the fields of biotechnology, food product development and safety, pharmaceutical research, vaccine development and testing, agricultural feed and nutrition industries, as well as government administration and policy.


Contact us

Tanya Gressley, Graduate Program Director
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