What will I learn?

Animal Science Emphasis

Graduate students in the Animal Science emphasis receive broad-based training resulting in experiences that qualify them for many agricultural jobs as well as pursuit of advanced degrees and academic positions. Areas of emphasis include nutrition, breeding and genetics, physiology, production systems, and meat science/muscle growth. Research problems may involve beef cattle, sheep, horses and biochemical or other properties of agricultural products. Supporting course work may be taken from Animal Science, Range Science, Biology, Wildlife Management, Biochemistry, Statistics, Plant Sciences, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, and Economics.

Range Science Emphasis

Research and training opportunities in the Range Science programs are diverse, and students with a wide variety of backgrounds, goals, and educational needs are accepted. Major areas of study are grass-shrubland ecology, habitat management, watershed management, grazing management, natural resource monitoring, riparian ecosystems, and plant-animal (livestock and wildlife) interactions. The Range Science emphasis prepares students for careers in grass-shrubland management, wildlife management, habitat management, natural resource conservation and restoration, research, land-use planning, and consulting. Cooperative projects with ranchers and federal and state agencies are part of the educational experience. Supporting courses at the graduate level include botany, wildlife biology and management, soils, animal science, earth science, plant science, statistics and biochemistry.

Biology Emphasis

Graduate students in the Biology emphasis receive training directed toward the basic biological functions as they relate to animal production, meat science/meat food safety or wildlife. Research projects may involve beef cattle, sheep and biochemical or other properties of agricultural products. Supporting course work may be taken from Animal Science, Range Science, Biology, Wildlife Management, Biochemistry, Statistics and Plant Sciences.

Which department am I in?

College of Agriculture

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 30 credits)

Tuition fees
US$16,198.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2020

Venue

College of Agriculture

BOZEMAN,

Montana,

59717, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

In general, most graduate programs require: A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited, government-recognized university. B average or higher from your undergraduate study (3.0/4.0 GPA, or equivalent).

For international students

A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited, government-recognized university. These degrees are generally four-year-long programs.
B average or higher from your undergraduate study (3.0/4.0 GPA, or equivalent).

English Proficiency for Graduate Applicants:

Internet-based TOEFL Test (iBT): 80

Paper-based TOEFL Test (PBT): 550

IELTS: 6.5

PTE Academic: 54

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About this uni

MSU is the largest research entity in Montana and is in the top 3% of institutions in the U.S for research expenditure.

  • Top 3% of U.S. institutions for research expenditure
  • MSU has more than 300 fully equipped research labs
  • Over 250 academic options
  • The 26th most technologically advanced university globally