Lead original research in animal growth or reproduction. Earn your degree in Animal Physiology at the University of Idaho.

Ph.D. Animal Physiology

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

Advancing the Study of Animals

As a doctoral student, you will conduct original research in an animal science area that interests you in the form of a dissertation, and publish two or more articles of your experiments and findings in specializations including animal growth, nutrition and reproduction. Prepare to contribute to responsible breeding practices, meat and dairy production and more in the ever-changing animal agriculture industry.

Fast Facts

  • Specialize in animal growth, nutrition or reproduction
  • Access to animal science laboratories
  • Present research at national society meetings
  • Compete for cash prizes at the Annual Student Research Expo
  • Research and teaching assistantships available
  • Professor
  • Research Scientist
  • Industry Consultant


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 Physiology, we recommend you:
  • have an M.S. in animal or health science
  • have 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
  • Animal science laboratories
  • Research and teaching assistantships
  • National society meetings 
  • Annual Student Research Expo
  • International collaboration with Finland, China, or Russia
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association