The doctor of philosophy degree in animal science requires a minimum of 90 credit
hours beyond the bachelor's degree, or a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the master's
degree in a related discipline.
Research and Faculty
The Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Oklahoma State University
is home to 15+ facilities encompassing more than 13,000 acres. The units house quality
livestock that are used for teaching, research, and Extension purposes.
The OSU Department of Animal and Food Sciences strives to develop life-long learners who understand science, can think creatively
and analytically, treat others with honesty and respect, and are prepared to serve
and lead the animal and food industries with confidence. The department's teaching
facilities allow students to gain hands-on experience and apply concepts learned in
the classroom to real-world scenarios, whether in class or as a student employee.
Admission to the graduate program requires a bachelor's degree in animal science,
dairy science or poultry science, or in closely-related biological sciences or biochemistry.
A student enrolling in a degree program must have been accepted by an advisor prior
to official admission. In all cases, the student’s graduate advisor or committee may recognize specific
undergraduate deficiencies and require measures to attain proficiency.
To apply for the animal science graduate degree program complete the following:
Personal statement explaining why you are interested in the graduate program
Three letters of reference
Cost and Assistance
Many students help finance graduate education through part-time, paid employment as
a graduate assistant. As a graduate assistant, you can expand and apply your knowledge
and skills under the supervision of faculty or staff.