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Programs of Study

The Department of Animal and Dairy Science offers three graduate degrees: the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), which are research based programs, and the Master of Animal and Dairy Science (MADS), which is a non-thesis degree program.

MS and Ph.D. Programs

Students enrolled in the MS or Ph.D. programs work with a faculty member in various disciplines including: growth and developmental biology, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, meats or muscle biology, lactation, nutrition and/or regenerative biology of animals (cattle, horses, swine and laboratory animals).

Thesis (MS) and dissertation (Ph.D.) research programs are focused on improving food animal productivity, profitability and sustainability or using animal models for human research applications. Specialized areas of interest include embryonic stem cell research, the Regenerative Bioscience Core Facility, tissue culture and animal cloning facilities, a meat science technology center including abattoir and laboratories, core laboratories in ruminant and non-ruminant nutrition and lactation, environmentally controlled large and small animal facilities on campus, beef and dairy cattle and swine research and teaching farms located near campus and at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus.