Animal Sciences Graduate Degree Program

Position title: Megan Sippel, Graduate Program Manager


Website: Animal Sciences Graduate Degree Program's website

Phone: 608-263-3308

Room 260, 1675 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1205


Students may choose to focus on the areas of: nutrition, rumen micro-biology, aquaculture, reproductive physiology, endocrinology, genetics, animal breeding, muscle biology, meat science, cell biology, animal health, immunity and toxicology, or international agriculture. Considerable opportunity for study exists in joint programs with bacteriology, toxicology, biochemistry, the interdepartmental graduate pro-gram in nutritional sciences, genetics, endocrinology, reproductive physiology training program, food science, physiology, agricultural and applied economics, biometry, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutical sciences, chemical and biological engineering, bio engineering, comparative biosciences and anatomy.


Financial assistance may be available to qualified individuals in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or fellowships. Funding does not come from the department, but from the faculty member agreeing to advise the new student; therefore students join labs directly instead of doing rotations. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis and may be renewed annually pending satisfactory progress.


Students with satisfactory undergraduate training in any biological science including emphasis on basic science courses will have suitable backgrounds for graduate studies in animal science. Typically students admitted to the pro-gram have GPAs of 3.2 or higher.