Ph.D. On Campus

Animal Science

McGill University

36 months
16122 CAD/year
2622 CAD/year
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Animal Science from McGill University is primarily a research degree, and the amount of coursework required will depend on the background of the individual student, and must be approved by the student's advisory committee.


At Animal Science from McGill University thesis must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Students at Animal Science from McGill University will:

  • gain confidence in their great capacity to learn
  • be future-ready. 
  • strengthen their ability to adapt through innovative learning solutions for any stage of their career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Animal Models for Human Medical Applications
  • Dairy Cattle Welfare
  • Epigenetic Modelling
  • Food Safety
  • Genome Editing 
  • Large-data Analyses
  • Metabolomics
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Ruminant and Non-ruminant Nutrition and Metabolism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline for Current McGill Students (any citizenship) for fall is 31.05 and for winter is 15.10.


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates are normally required to have an M.Sc. degree in an area related to the chosen field of specialization for the Ph.D. program.
    • The GRE – not required, but highly recommended.
    • Proof of English language proficiency
    • Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16122 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8061 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    2622 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1311 CAD per semester during 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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