Master of Science in Animal Breeding

The Department of Animal Science offers graduate coursework leading to the Master of Science degree in Animal Breeding. Students pursuing graduate training in Animal Breeding will be working to provide new scientific discoveries to age-old livestock production problems to help producers and consumers.

The field of animal breeding and genetics research is more exciting than ever before, with projects such as bovine gene mapping and DNA sequencing. Using state of the art tools and facilities, the researchers at Texas A&M are able to contribute to the field of animal biotechnology on a worldwide level. Laboratories available for graduate research include animal well-being cytogenetics, genomics, and molecular biology. The Robert Justus Kleberg, Jr. Animal and Food Science Center provides laboratories for research and graduate training across the Animal Science discipline, including Animal Breeding. Special equipment available in these laboratories or in readily accessible facilities, such as at the Computing Services Center, offer a wide array of opportunities for study and research. Dairy, beef, horse, and swine herds and sheep and goat flocks at the main station or at research centers afford opportunities to study various problems in Animal Breeding. Texas A&M AgriLife Research projects also offer opportunities for graduate students to participate in current research activities. Support areas such as biochemistry and biophysics, economics, genetics, and statistics may be readily arranged. 

A Masters of Science in Animal Breeding is also available for those seeking non-academic positions and will require completion of courses selected by the student and his/her advisory committee to develop skills and expertise in specific academic areas to meet each student’s career objectives. Students conduct research, write a thesis on original research as directed by the student’s advisory committee and undergo a final examination. The student’s thesis seminar will be announced for public attendance prior to the final exam.

Steps to Fulfill a Masters Program