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University of Florida

Department of Animal Sciences

Gainesville, FL

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Overview

University of Florida / Department of Animal Sciences is located in Gainesville, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Animal sciences
Master of Science (MS) Animal molecular and cellular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Animal molecular and cellular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Animal sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Varies
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
One departmental and one exit seminar
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Two departmental seminars, one exit seminar

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

60
Applied
19
Accepted
16
Enrolled
32%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 31st February 1st Yes
Winter deadline September 1st August 1st No
Spring deadline October 31st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA

Student Body

59
Total Graduate Students
40%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.47%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Improving the quality, preservation and utilization of livestock feeds; reducing effects of stress on embryonic function, growth and lactation; optimizing muscle growth and composition and meat palatability and quality; improving lactation performance, health and fertility of beef and dairy cows; genetic and genomic analysis of production, reproduction, and health traits in livestock
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,605,354

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL  32611
United States
Contact Geoffrey E. Dahl PhD
Professor and Department Chair
Email: gdahl@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-392-1981
Fax: 352-392-5595

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