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Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science


Program Description

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences is housed within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources on the campus of Texas Tech University. In 2004, Animal and Food Science moved into a new state-of-the-art teaching and research facility. This new facility includes four multimedia-classrooms, five specialized teaching & research labs, the largest retail meat cooler on a university campus, and a retail store (COWamongus). There are 22 active faculty engaged in teaching, research and service in the department to help you expand your knowledge. Several of these faculty members are leading researchers in their respective fields, including food science, food safety, muscle biology, nutrition, animal well being, breeding and genetics, physiology and with specialties in cattle, horse, sheep & goats, poultry and swine. The fact that these professors do their own research and teach your classes, guarantees that you will receive the highest quality education with the most current information. The non-thesis, 36-hour Master of Agriculture or Master of Science degrees are offered with concentrations in agricultural product processing (meats or feeds), feedlot management, formula feed production, livestock production, and ranch management. An internship is required for these degrees. Master of Science degree students may pursue studies in animal breeding (physiology or genetics), animal nutrition (ruminant or monogastric), animal science, food science, or meat science. This degree requires a thesis in addition to at least 24 semester hours of coursework and 6 thesis hours. The masters degree in food science emphasizes the scientific and technological aspects of food handling. Knowledge of the physical and biological sciences, economics, marketing, and engineering is applied to and coordinated with food development, processing, packaging, quality control, and distribution. Research programs involve food safety and microbiology, chemistry, and commodity products.

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Thesis: 72
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

Department of Animal and Food Sciences : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AG_ANFDSC.php
Dept website : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afs/

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Bradley Johnson
E-mail: bradley.johnson@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.742.2805

Department Contact Information

Department AddressTexas Tech University
Department of Animal and Food Sciences
Box 42141
Lubbock
TX 79409
Phone Number 806-834-7057
Fax Number 806-742-0898
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afs/

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/AG_ANFDSC.php#Grad



Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students


Admission Requirements


Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 3

Recommendation Letter Instructions: ?Send TO: Sandy Gellner, Administrative Business Assistant, Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University, Box 42141, Lubbock, TX 79409. (These letters should not be submitted to the Graduate School.)

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Departmental Application Required: No

Prior Degree Required: Yes

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: Yes

Previous Work Sample Required: Yes

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Admission Deadlines


The Office of Graduate and International Admissions does not have a specific deadline for domestic applications; we strongly recommend that you have all of the required application materials in by the date listed below.


US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
April 15October 1March 1July 8

We will do our best to process applications and materials from international students that are received after the deadline, however we cannot guarantee that your application evaluation will be complete in enough time for a decision to be made by your prospective academic department.


International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15June 15January 15January 15

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How To Apply


1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

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Test Score Requirements


If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.


GRE GMAT
Yes Yes

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Additional Requirements for International Students


These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


TOEFL INTERNET TOEFL PAPER-BASED IELTS ELS CAE CPE
795506.5112BC

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