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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Animal Science University of Arkansas



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Areas of Study: Graduate studies in subject matter areas of genetics, nutrition, parasitology, meats and physiology may be pursued. Beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and laboratory animals are available for research programs in the Animal Science Department.

Primary Areas of Faculty Research: Animal nutrition; animal physiology; animal breeding (genetics); meat science (muscle biology); parasitology.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, the requirements will consist of a program of research, appropriate course work and seminars as specified by the student’s graduate committee, as well as a dissertation and two research papers acceptable to the dissertation committee.

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Full Time (Thesis option - 30 hours minimum; Non-Thesis option - 30 hours minimum)

Tuition fees

$27,302.00 (19,61,103) per year

The annual fee is based on 24 hours.


14 Jan, 26 Aug


Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

University of Arkansas,



72701, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Requirements for admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School are as follows: A conferred baccalaureate degree. Students who have not completed their baccalaureate degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework. Students who have a degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; A conferred post-baccalaureate, master, or doctoral degree (excluding professional degrees) from a regionally accredited institution.

English Proficiency Test: TOEFL Internet-Based – 79; TOEFL Paper-Based – 550; IELTS - 6.5; PTE-A Pearson Test of English-Academic – 58.

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