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Degree : Master of Science

Major : 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: 30
Hours Required for Non-Thesis: 36
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: No

Additional Links

Dept website : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afs/
: www.ttu.edu

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: Leslie Thompson
E-mail: leslie.thompson@ttu.edu
Phone: 806.834.8715

Department Contact Information

Department AddressTexas Tech University
Department of Animal and Food Sciences
Box 42141
TX 79409
Phone Number 806-834-8715
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

Recommendation Letter Instructions: All letters of recommendation will be submitted online after you have submitted the names and email addresses of your recommenders through our application system.

Resume Required: No

Writing Samples Required: Yes

Writing Sample Instructions:

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: Once the Graduate School receives the application, transcripts and official GRE scores (and TOFEL scores for international students),along with the fact sheet, the applicants resume or CV, applicants statement of short term and long term educational and career goals, and three letters of recommendation, the applicants information is reviewed by faculty members in the students indicated area of interest. If accepted by a faculty member, the graduate coordinator will notify the graduate school of the departments interest to accept the student. The Graduate School makes the final decision on acceptance and notifies the applicant.

Prior Degree Required: No

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: No

Previous Work Sample Required: Yes

Previous Work Instructions:

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Admission Deadlines

Graduate School Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

For domestic applicants, there is no specific Graduate Admissions deadline, although we encourage domestic applicants to apply at least three (3) months in advance of the semester to which they want to apply.

International Deadlines

For international applicants, we have the following priority deadlines:

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15June 15Not Accepted Not Accepted

International applications and materials may be submitted after the deadline, but this may significantly delay the processing and evaluation of your application.

Departmental Deadlines

Domestic deadlines

US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
April 15October 1Not Accepted Not Accepted

International Deadlines

International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
January 15June 15Not Accepted Not Accepted

***Note :

The department application deadlines may be different from the Graduate School application deadlines. You must apply by the earliest deadline listed to guarantee that your application will be processed for the semester you are applying for.

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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.

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.


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