Graduate Programs

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Animal and Food Sciences: Ph.D., M.S.

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences offers three graduate degree programs: the master of science degree in animal science, the master of science degree in food science and the doctor of philosophy degree in animal and food sciences.

In animal science, research programs are offered in physiology; ruminant and poultry nutrition; microbiology, immunology and pathology; and molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics.

In food science, research programs are offered in food biochemistry, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, toxicology and processing.


Degrees Offered

Animal and Food Sciences–Ph.D.

Animal Science–M.S.

Animal Science–M.S. (Non Thesis)

Food Science—M.S.

Food Science—M.S. (Non Thesis)


Application Deadlines


March 15: Priority consideration for funding

August 1: Priority consideration for admission


January 15: Priority consideration for admission

Applications are accepted on a “rolling” basis upon completion and submission to the Graduate College.

UD Tuition

The 2021-2022 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $950.