• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
This Animal Science program at South Dakota State University allows for considerable latitude in the education and training of students. Identification of a major professor with resources to support the student’s thesis project is required for unconditional acceptance into the program.
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Overview

Innovations in animal science contribute to improved management, growth, efficiency, health and performance of livestock.  Discovering new knowledge in animal nutrition, reproduction, and growth, as well as meat science requires a strong background in the sciences. 

With our multi-disciplinary approaches towards production efficiency, product enhancement, and natural resources management, our graduate students gain strong skill sets. Faculty and graduate students of the Animal Science  program at South Dakota State University  are actively involved in basic and/or applied research in the fields of nutrition, reproductive physiology, muscle biology, animal breeding, meat science, and animal production. 

Career Opportunities

  • Professor
  • Industry consultant
  • Research scientist
  • Nutritionist
  • Geneticist
  • Reproductive Physiologist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits

    you can also choose for 90 credit plan

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Ruminology
  • Ruminant Nutrition 
  • Advanced Selection of Domestic Animals 
  • Endocrinology 
  • Advanced Physiology of Reproduction 
  • Protein and Energy Nutrition 
  • Monogastric Nutrition 
  • Metabolism
  • Animal Growth and Development 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The application must include the application fee, all post-secondary transcripts, degree certificates, and other materials as required by specific programs before processing of the application will begin. 
  •   Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, 60-credit plan, must have a Master’s degree. This degree must be awarded from an approved, accredited institution. In those cases where applicants do not have a Master’s degree, departmental requirements will apply, either requiring completion of a Master’s degree or permitting an individual to move directly into a doctoral program, 90-credit plan. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 336 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Brookings

  • 1085 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Student Engagement and Support OpportunitiesThe department conducts cutting edge research that creates opportunities for graduate students. Qualified students may apply for a Graduate Research Assistant position and the Darwin Britzman Graduate Assistant Scholarship.

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