M.S. Poultry Science
The Master of Science (MS) in Poultry Science offers a thesis option degree where an individual with a BS may develop a better understanding of poultry science through coursework, student teaching, research and scientific writing. These students are closely mentored by a faculty member and work within their laboratory.
The experience begins with forming a graduate committee, developing a degree plan and writing a research proposal. The student should be working on his/her literature review from the beginning, which will be used to improve the quality of the research and to help with writing research publications. A MS student will conduct two or more major research projects of which two peer reviewed publications are expected prior to or soon after graduation. These projects will be presented at scientific meetings for the student to gain experience with public speaking, networking opportunities, and professional development skills. Students may also assist with teaching undergraduate classes and laboratories, as required, to gain instructional experience. The degree will conclude with a final exam where the student will defend their research projects in front of a panel of experts. A MS degree graduate may go on to pursue a terminal degree or career in the industry, government or academia. These students are hired as research technicians, technical support on an allied industry sales team, or work in academia as a lecturer.
- Fall: December 1st priority; February 1st final
- Spring: September 1st
Master of Science Curriculum
Total of 32 Hours
(For all students with POSC as a home department)
Sample Degree Plan
3 credits selected from POSC 609, FSTC/ANSC 607, or NUTR 641
|Poultry Science||6||600 + Level|
(excludes 681, 684, 685, 691, or other courses cross-listed with these)
|Other courses of interest||12|
|Research||7||POSC 691 or FSTC 691 or NUTR 691|
What Do I Need to Apply?
- Application through the Texas A&M University GraduateCAS system
- Upload unofficial transcripts with your application
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Purpose
- Three letters of recommendation, submitted online with your application
- Official transcripts and records, sent to the Office of Admissions
Official TOEFL scores are required for international applicants. Official scores must be sent by ETS directly to Texas A&M University using the school code: 6003. Visit the Graduate & Professional School website for a list of requirements, exemptions and other useful information regarding the TOEFL/IELTS Exams.