Animal Sciences

Graduate Graduate Program Fact Sheet
Animal Sciences

Students have a unique opportunity to major in Animal Sciences or Rangeland Sciences. As a land grant university, Oregon State has a distinguished history of leading the way in research-based knowledge through experimentation and education. In addition to campuses in Corvallis, Bend, and Newport, OSU has faculty and specialists in every county throughout Oregon.

Whether studying Animal Sciences, Rangeland Sciences, or the many intersections of these disciplines, OSU’s Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences will provide outstanding hands-on learning opportunities and mentoring by exceptional faculty.

Animal Sciences | M.S./PhD

Graduate students in the animal sciences program work on advancing scientific knowledge and fundamental understanding of areas such as reproductive biology and nutritional metabolism.

Areas of concentration:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Dairy Production
  • Embryo Physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Growth & Development
  • Livestock Management
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Reproductive Physiology



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Graduate Student Support

  • Graduate assistantships anrs.oregonstate.edu/anrs/how-apply A limited number of sponsored tuition and fee waivers are available to qualified candidates.
  • Fellowships, scholarships The department and University also award several graduate fellowships and scholarships to outstanding students. For more information see the Graduate School’s Financing Your
  • The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) represents the interests and rights of Oregon State University’s graduate employees through the bargaining and maintenance of a fair working contract. CGE strives to create a community of graduate employees empowered to advocate for collective issues.

How to Apply

The online application, a downloadable application form, and contact information are available from the Graduate School. You may also write to the Graduate School, Oregon State University, 2900 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, Oregon 97331; telephone them at 541-737-4881, or email at graduate.school@oregonstate.edu.

A student wishing to be admitted to any graduate program at Oregon State University must complete an application form, pay the application fee, and submit photocopies of all official transcripts. International students must also submit recent TOEFL scores and certify sufficient funding to complete the required degree. The Office of Admissions provides a more complete listing of required documents and application steps. Detailed information for both domestic applicants and international applicants is also available.

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Program Requirements

  • Contact the program office to confirm application requirements. anrs.oregonstate.edu/anrs/how-apply
  • A 4-year baccalaureate degree or equivalent with GPA of 3.0 or higher on last 90 quarter credit or 60 semester credit hours
  • Application to OSU Graduate School that includes a statement of purpose
  • GRE scores, at least 40th percentile average
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants (unless from Australia, Belize, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, West Indies, the United Kingdom, or some African countries on a case-by-case basis; students with a degree from a U.S. institution of higher education are not required to take these tests)
  • Certificate of Finances Form for international applicants

Alumni Spotlight

Kristyn Vitale

Kristyn Vitale, receiver her PhD in Animal Sciences in 2018. She is a researcher in cat behavior, cat social cognition, and the human-cat bond and is a professor at Unity College in animal behavior.