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Animal Physiology

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Hillar Klandorf
Coordinator of Graduate Programs
phone: 304-293-1897

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Hillar Klandorf
Coordinator of Graduate Programs
phone: 304-293-1897

Program Details

Program Description

The master of science in animal and nutritional sciences in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design allows maximum flexibility in courses and research problems. Students may major in either physiology or nutrition and food sciences. They may work with beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, or laboratory animals or with issues in human health and nutrition. Research problems in farm animals, laboratory animals, and human nutrition issues form the basis for many studies, but a comparative approach is emphasized. A master of science degree is available as a thesis or coursework option. Prerequisite requirements are similar to those in other biological sciences. The student should have completed basic courses in the physical and biological sciences, including genetics, nutrition, and physiology. Deficiencies may prolong the time needed to complete degree programs. Meeting the above requirements shall not guarantee t he applicant admission because each professor will accept only the number of students that can be supervised adequately with available facilities, time, and funds. Students interested in a Ph.D. should apply for admission to the doctoral program in agricultural sciences or reproductive physiology.

Career Profile

Job Titles and Employers of Recent Graduates From This Program:
Associate Extension Educator - Purdue Extension; Laboratory Technician - Protea Biosciences; Graduate Student - West Virginia University; Laboratory Technician - Taiwanese Pharmaceutical Co.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations: 3 Letters of Recommendation Required
  • Test Requirements: GRE
  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

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Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Priority: March 1
  • Fall Deadline: June 1
  • Spring Priority: September 1
  • Spring Deadline: November 1
  • Summer Priority: January 2
  • Summer Deadline: March 1


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