New Mexico State University

The Graduate School

Animal and Range Sciences


Box 30001, MSC 4500

Las Cruces, NM 88003

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S., Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

he Department of Animal and Range Sciences offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with majors in animal science and range science. Prerequisite for admission as a regular graduate student in the department is the completion of a curriculum, substantially equivalent to that required of undergraduate students in animal or range science at this institution, 3.0 GPA, and three letters of reference. For the Master of Science degree, a minimum of 30 semester credits of graduate work in the major and related subjects will be required, together with a thesis for most majors. A non thesis option is available for certain students. In a non thesis program a minimum of 32 semester credits of graduate work, including 2 credits for a research report, is required. For the Master of Agriculture degree, a minimum of 32 semester credits of graduate work must be completed, including 6 credits of internship. Internship involves working on a commercial ranch for a minimum of 6 months and requires a professional paper concerning internship experiences. The Doctor of Philosophy student must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language or research tool, such as experimental statistics, philosophy of science, computer science, or mathematics. Choice of the research tool will remain the option of the student subject to approval by the student's graduate committee. Demonstration of proficiency may be accomplished by satisfactory completion of courses or by other suitable evidence acceptable to the student's committee. In addition, doctoral students are required to complete advanced courses in a field of study closely related to animal science or range science. The number of courses to be completed in the related area will be determined by the student's committee. Related areas of study often are biology, chemistry, or experimental statistics. Students who wish may take a minor in toxicology. See the section "Chemistry and Biochemistry "l


The Department of Animal and Range Sciences is accredited by the Society for Range Management

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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