• In our graduate programs, you can study and research in several disciplines related to animal science. These include nutrition (monogastric and ruminant), physiology (digestive, environmental, reproductive), animal welfare (health, production, behaviour), meat science, food safety and basic sciences (immunology, microbiology, molecular biology). Our main species of interest include cattle (beef and dairy), poultry (chickens, laying hens, turkeys), swine and wildlife (bison).

    Some faculty members also have an interest in human disease processes. Our department has a strong emphasis on sustainable agricultural systems and the use of mathematical models to describe these systems.

Graduate program courses

Course outlines

MSc Program information available in the Academic Calendar

PhD Program information available in the Academic Calendar

Choose your program

Admission to the MSc Program normally requires a BSc (Agriculture) degree with a major in animal science. Students with other degrees (e.g. BSc honours or general in science) may be accepted. Depending on your academic background, a pre-master program or additional courses may be required. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last two full years of undergraduate study is required. The master programs require a minimum one year of study and research.

The requirements for admission to a PhD Program are either an MSc degree in animal science or equivalent or a BSc (Agriculture) degree or equivalent. In both instances a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Before submitting a formal application through the Faculty of Graduate Studies, potential graduate students are required to take the following steps:

Choose a current graduate student position or identify a professor who is working in an area of your interest. Contact the professor directly to discuss the possibility of joining our graduate program. Please provide your Curriculum Vitae, copies of your transcripts and a statement of research interests. Your referees may be contacted by the professor.

Once the professor agrees and you have secured two years of stipend funding either from a scholarship or from the professor's research grants, only then should you apply formally through the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Please keep the professor informed, especially regarding possible start dates, visa requirements, or any logistical issues.

Applications submitted without a confirmed supervisor will not be successful.

A grade of at least C+ is required for each course included in MSc or PhD programs. In addition, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for the total number of courses taken in a program.

Graduate student resources

Contact Us

Department of Animal Science
201 Animal Science/Entomology Building
12 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada