2 years
Jan Aug
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 30,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Master's Degree has three options: Master's Degree, Master's Degree Option with Africana Studies, and a Master's Degree Option with Women's and Gender Studies.

Master's students must complete 24 hours of coursework, 6 hours of research, and write a thesis. All M.S. students must pass a final exam. Procedures and requirements for the exam are discussed in the Graduate Catalog and the departmental Graduate Handbook. The examination will be a defense of the thesis and an assessment of the student's understanding of appropriate sociological subjects. 

Entry Requirements

  • The GRE exam is required for all applicants. The results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for applicants who did not receive their bachelor's degrees from an Anglophone university and whose first language is not English. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based test) , 213 (computer based test), or 80 for Internet.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required. We strongly encourage applicants to have online recommendations completed. You will be asked to provide names and email addresses for each of your references in your online application.  If applicants choose to have paper letters of recommendation submitted, the letters should be sent to the attention of Becky Michael in the Dairy Science Department. 
  • It is expected that applicants should be near completion of a B.S. or M.S. degree in animal or dairy science, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, related biological fields, agricultural economics, or agricultural finance. Students should have a 3.0 GPA or greater and strong scientific writing and communication skills.