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Animal Physiology  Master's


What is Animal Physiology at WVU like?


The Master of Science in animal and nutritional sciences in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design allows maximum flexibility in courses and research problems.

Students may major in either physiology or nutrition and food sciences. They may work with beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, poultry or laboratory animals, or with issues in human health and nutrition. Research problems in farm animals, laboratory animals and human nutrition issues form the basis for many studies, but a comparative approach is emphasized.

A Master of Science degree is available as a thesis or course work option.

Prerequisite requirements are similar to those in other biological sciences. The student should have completed basic courses in the physical and biological sciences, including genetics, nutrition, and physiology. Deficiencies may prolong the time needed to complete degree programs. Meeting the above requirements shall not guarantee the applicant admission because each professor will accept only the number of students who can be supervised adequately with available facilities, time and funds.

Students interested in a PhD should apply for admission to the doctoral program in agricultural sciences or reproductive physiology.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own terms of admission and application deadlines. Applicants can only apply for admission for the terms displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: June 1
Spring: November 1

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What are the requirements to apply for Animal Physiology at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Animal Physiology graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Statement of Purpose

Additional considerations for applicants:

Only applications with all completed requirements will be considered for admission

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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