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Master's Program

Master of Science Degree in Animal Sciences Requirements:

  • 6 hours of thesis research credit (ANSC799)

  • 24 credit hours of graduate level coursework including graduate level statistics course (typically BIOM 601)

  • Research Ethics course or CITI training

  • 1 hour of either ANSC624 or ANSC625 (graduate seminar)

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Benchmarks to Master's Degree

Master's Degree timeline benchmarks

PhD Program

Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Animal Sciences Requirements:

PhD in Animal Sciences requirements, with MS in Animal Science or related field from a US accredited University:

  • 12 credit hours of ANSC899 (Dissertation research credit) plus

  • Graduate level statistics course (typically BIOM 601) if not taken during MS studies

  • Research Ethics course or CITI training

  • 2 hours of ANSC seminar (see ANSC Graduate Handbook for details)

  • Any additional coursework as determined by advisory committee (see ANSC Graduate Handbook for details)

OR PhD in Animal Sciences requirements, without MS degree:

  • 12 credit hours of ANSC899 (Dissertation research credit) plus

  • 24 credit hours of graduate level coursework including

  • Graduate level statistics course (typically BIOM 601)

  • Research Ethics course or CITI training

  • 2 hours of ANSC seminar (see ANSC Graduate Handbook for details)

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Benchmarks to PhD Degree

PhD Degree timeline benchmarks

Graduate Courses

The animal science department offers a variety of advanced courses for its graduate students, including topics such as immunology, animal welfare, biotechnology, and infectious diseases.

Forms for Graduate Students

All completed forms should be sent to ansc-gradprogram@umd.edu.

Master's Students

Form
(click on form name)
Due Notes
Graduate Research Assistant Mutual  Expectations Form Due: Beginning of Assistantship To be updated as needed
Graduate Teaching Assistant Mutual Expectations Form Due: Each Semester of Assistantship One for each semester and course in which you serve as a teaching assistant. Evaluations portion of form due at the end of the semester.
Committee Form Due: 1st Semester  
Nomination to Graduate Faculty Due: 1st Semester Only for committee members not currently a member of the graduate faculty.
Graduate Faculty Information Form Due: 1st Semester Only for committee members not currently a member of the graduate faculty.
Plan of Study Due: 2nd Semester  
Research Proposal and Coversheet Form Due: 2nd Semester  
Advisory Committee Meeting Report Due: After Every Committee Meeting  
Student Annual Progress Report (.docx / .pdf) Due: Annually For GEC meeting
Advisor’s Report Form (.docx / .pdf) Due: Annually For GEC meeting
Nomination of Thesis Committee Form Due: Six Weeks Before Oral Exam  
Request for Electronic Report of Examining Committee (REC) Form Due: At Least 10 Days Before Scheduled Defense The committee chair will submit the request and will need to have ready the student’s information, including name and UID, as well as all committee member names and email addresses to do so. (See: gradschool.umd.edu/faculty-and-staff/electronicrecrequest
Graduate Outcome Assessment Form Due: After Thesis Defense For committee chair to fill out after defense.
Approved Program Form Due: Before Graduation  
Electronic Publication Form Due: Before Graduation When Your Thesis is Completed Please send this electronic publication form directly to the registrar when you upload the final version of your thesis/dissertation. Please remember that you are required to provide a .pdf of your final thesis/dissertation to the ANSC Graduate office. When you send us (ANSC graduate program) the copy of your thesis/dissertation and the publication form, please confirm in your email that you have sent the form directly to the registrar.


All completed forms should be sent to ansc-gradprogram@umd.edu.

PhD Students

Form
(click on form name)
Due Notes
Graduate Research Assistant Mutual Expectations Form Due: Beginning of Assistantship To be updated as needed
Graduate Teaching Assistant Mutual Expectations Form  Due: Each Semester of Assistantship One for each semester and course in which you serve as a teaching assistant. Evaluations portion of form due at the end of the semester. 
PhD Teaching Requirement Form Due: Before Completion of Program  
Committee Form Due 1st Semester  
Nomination to Graduate Faculty Due 1st Semester Only for committee members not currently a member of the graduate faculty
Graduate Faculty Information Form Due 1st Semester Only for committee members not currently a member of the graduate faculty
Plan of Study Due 2nd Semester  
Research Proposal and Coversheet Form Due 3rd Semester  
Advisory Committee Meeting Report Due After Every Committee Meeting  
Student Annual Progress Report (.docx / .pdf) Due Annually  For GEC meeting
Advisor’s Report Form (.docx / .pdf) Due Annually For GEC meeting
GOA Expectations Form Due Before Prelims  
GOA Assessment Form Due After Prelims Completed by committee chair
Application for Admission to Candidacy Form Due After Prelims  
Nomination of Dissertation Committee Form Due Six Weeks Before Defense  
Request for Electronic Report of Examining Committee (REC) Form Due: At Least 10 Days Before Scheduled Defense The committee chair will submit the request and will need to have ready the student’s information, including name and UID, as well as all committee member names and email addresses to do so. (See: gradschool.umd.edu/faculty-and-staff/electronicrecrequest
Graduate Outcome Assessment Form Due After Defense For committee chair to fill out after defense.
Electronic Publication Form Due After Defense Please send this electronic publication form directly to the registrar when you upload the final version of your thesis/dissertation. Please remember that you are required to provide a .pdf of your final thesis/dissertation to the ANSC Graduate office. When you send us (ANSC graduate program) the copy of your thesis/dissertation and the publication form, please confirm in your email that you have sent the form directly to the registrar.
Doctoral Student Surveys Due Before Graduation  


All completed forms should be sent to ansc-gradprogram@umd.edu.

Links for Graduate Students

For additional information, visit the Handbook and FAQs page for answers to questions and to get The Animal Sciences Program's Graduate Handbook that covers all of the information students need to know regarding our policies, regulations, and program requirements.