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Master of Agriculture: Domestic Animal Biology

Prepare for Advanced Roles in Animal Science

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NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Enhance Your Expertise in Animal Science

The Master of Agriculture in Domestic Animal Biology program is an innovative, non-thesis graduate program created to help you advance your career in animal science and related fields. This fully online degree is perfect for students in remote areas, pre-veterinary students, or those juggling professional responsibilities.

With a flexible curriculum, you can design your own roadmap to graduation and move through the program at your own pace. The program’s unique structure combines advanced coursework with a creative component tailored to your individual interests and professional goals, ensuring you’ll be well-prepared for the workforce.

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Career Pathways

The master’s in domestic animal biology from NMSU Global Campus prepares students for careers in various fields, including federal and state agencies, education, and the feed and pharmaceutical industries. Here are some of the positions graduates of this program could apply to:

  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Education Program Coordinator
  • Extension Agent
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Research and Development Scientist
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Veterinary Technician
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“NMSU Global is user-friendly and student-friendly. The work for the graduate programs is online, and the teachers work closely with the students.”

Dr. Jennifer A., Class of 2023

The Master of Agriculture in Domestic Animal Biology focuses on advanced training in animal nutrition and physiology. Its flexible, non-thesis format allows for personalized academic plans suited to individual career goals. All graduates will design a creative component tailored to their interests, where they can either engage in a special research project or prepare a literature review.

Delivery Format: 100% online, synchronous and asynchronous courses
Program Credits: 32 credits
Program Length: 1.5 years accelerated; 2 years full-time; up to 6 years part-time
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
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The Master of Agriculture in Domestic Animal Biology program requires the completion of 32 credit hours, including 6 required upper-level courses. In consultation with their advisor, students must also choose at least 12 elective credit hours and fulfill a 2-credit creative component.

Sample Courses Credits
ANSC 501: Advanced Animal Nutrition 3
ANSC 512: Research Methods in Animal Science 3
ANSC 598: Special Research Programs 3
ANSC 602: Advanced Reproductive Physiology 3
ANSC 621: Metabolic Functions and Dysfunctions 3
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Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in animal science or a related field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.