Animal Biosciences (MSc)
The MSc degree in the Department of Animal Biosciences focuses on animals of significance in food production, with four main areas of research:
- Animal Breeding and Genetics (quantitative or molecular)
- Animal Nutrition (monogastric or ruminant)
- Animal Physiology (environmental and reproductive)
- Animal Behaviour and Welfare
The program is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to assume leadership roles within the animal industry or prepare for doctoral studies. More details on this program are available through the department's website.
Two ways to complete your degree:
- MSc by coursework and major paper. This option is a one-year program for advanced training in specialized aspects of the animal sciences.
- MSc by thesis. This option is a two-year program designed for students interested in advanced research and potentially heading for an academic path.
Get a glimpse of a typical day for these grad students in the Department of Animal Biosciences. More grad student profiles can be found here.
Meet the Profs
Say hello to the professors of the Department of Animal Biosciences in these 60 second snapshot videos. More faculty videos can be found here.
Find Out More
Here's a compiled list of helpful links about graduate school at the University of Guelph:
- MSc - Animal Biosciences Program Brochure
- Research Themes in Animal Biosciences
- Faculty Profiles & Research Interests
- Admission Requirements
- Applying to Guelph
- Scholarships & Funding
- FAQs about Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
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