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Agriculture and Life Science (Animal Science) M.P.S. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Animal Science

Program Description

The Master of Professional Studies (Agriculture) degree is intended primarily for applicants who want to further their academic training in animal science but whose interests may not be oriented toward research. It's a special non-thesis degree program requiring a minimum of two residence units and the satisfactory completion of 30 hours of coursework related to the professional interests of the candidate. Approval of the report of a problem-solving project is also required.

Depending on specific objectives, students interested in this field may also want to examine opportunities in the Fields of Food Science and Technology; Nutrition; and Molecular and Integrative Physiology.

Contact Information

Phone: 607-255-2862

149 Morrison Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • animal genetics
  • animal genomics
  • animal nutrition
  • animal science
  • physiology of reproduction


2018-2019: $35,736

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, Feb. 15: applications received after the application deadline will be considered if space is available; Spring, check with field

Requirements Summary:

Preference is given to applicants whose credentials indicate strong undergraduate preparation both in the animal sciences and in related biological and physical sciences. Applicants are NOT required to submit GRE general test scores.

Learning Outcomes

At completion of the M.P.S. degree, a student should be able to: 
  • Make a scholarly contribution to the field
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in an area of expertise
  • Effectively communicate to professional and lay audiences about concepts in the field.