Earn a degree in Animal Science from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

M.S. Animal Science

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Animals in Agriculture

Investigate specialized areas like animal nutrition, reproductive physiology, meats, animal breeding and more in pursuit of a master’s degree in animal science. Conduct independent research on a topic that interests you for your thesis, and prepare for your career in advancing the quality of animal care, breeding, meat and dairy production, and other areas of animal agriculture.

Fast Facts

  • Research and teaching assistantships available
  • Access to on-campus beef, sheep and dairy centers
  • Hands-on learning at the Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center
  • Compete for cash prizes at the Annual Student Research Expo
  • Collaborate with international partners like Finland, China, or Russia
  • Research Engineer/Professor
  • Bioremediation Engineer
  • Regulatory Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer


Potential salary is based
upon national averages.
Degree Roadmap Find a wealth of knowledge to help you succeed – from taking care of preliminary items associated with starting your graduate studies at the University of Idaho to finishing your degree – at the College of Graduate Studies.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Animal Science, we recommend you:
  • have an undergraduate degree in animal or health science
  • have an interest in research methodologies and data collection
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Research and teaching assistantships
  • Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center
  • Northwest Equine Reproduction Laboratory (NERL)
  • International collaboration with Finland, China, or Russia
  • Annual Student Research Expo
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association