Graduate Admissions and Deadlines

We consider applicants for admission to our graduate programs on a number of factors, including undergraduate coursework, GRE scores, relevant experience, and letters of reference. Final admission requires an applicant to obtain the commitment from a graduate faculty advisor to take the applicant into their training program.

A complete graduate application package includes:

  • Graduate School application
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
  • GRE scores**
  • TOEFL scores (international students only)
    The overall TOEFL score must be a minimum of 80 with a score of 18 in each category with no appeals. Review the current English proficiency requirements on the Graduate School website.
  • A statement of interest
  • Three (3) letters of reference***
  • Application fee

**On average, students who enter the Animal Science graduate program have a minimum combined GRE quantitative and verbal score of 300.

***Reference letters should be from course professors, academic advisors, undergraduate research mentors, or other individuals who hold a doctoral degree.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: June 1 (US students), March 1 (International students)
    (Students interested in being considered for a departmental assistantship should apply by the early deadline of January 31).
  • Spring Semester: November 1 (US students), July 15 (International students)
  • Summer I: March 25 (US students), December 15 (International students)
  • Summer II: May 10 (US students), December 15 (International students)
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