Program Structure

The program curriculum is based on a total of 30 credit hours. The program is 100% online. Master of Agriculture students must also successfully complete a defense style oral examination, which can be done over Skype.

All courses are offered on the spring, fall and summer semester rotation. Students must discuss course availability with the Director of the program prior to each registration period.

Core Curriculum Classes
at least 12 hours at the 8000-level
Hours
Statistics ST 8114
ADS 8004
4
4
Total Hours: 8
Biochemistry ADS 8333 or
BCH 6013
3
3
Total Hours: 3
Seminar ADS 8111
repeatable
1
Total Hours: 2
Directed Individual Study ADS 7000
Will enroll with major advisor and write scholarly paper
3
Total Hours: 3
Graduate level coursework Options include:
ADS 8162 or
ADS 6633 or
ADS 6553 or
ADS 8533 or
ADS 8973 or
ADS 8243 or
ADS 8133 or
ADS 8423 or
ADS 8463
Atleast 12 hour at the 8000 level

2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Total Hours: 14
Overall Total Hours: 30

Course Rotation

Fall Spring Summer
ADS 8111*
Animal and Dairy Sciences Seminar
ADS 8004
Method Application & Data Analyses in Animal Sciences
ADS 8333
Nutritional Biochemistry of Livestock Species
ADS 7000**
Directed Individual Study
ADS 8111*
Animal and Dairy Sciences Seminar
ADS 7000**
Directed Individual Study
ADS 81621
Monogastric Nutrition
ADS 7000**
Directed Individual Study
ADS 84231
Meat Science
ST 8114
Statistical Methods
ADS 66331
Immunology and Disease in Large Livestock Species
BCH 6013
Principles of Biochemistry
ADS 81332
Endocrine Secretions
ADS 89732
Scientific Writing
ADS 6533
Current Literature in Animal and Dairy Sciences
ADS 82431
Advanced Physiology Of Reproduction
ADS 84631
Advanced Animal Nutrition
ST 8114
Statistical Methods

*Repeatable
**Will enroll with major advisor and write scholarly paper
1Taught in odd-numbered years e.g.: 2017, 2019, 2021 etc.
2Taught in even-numbered years e.g.: 2018, 2020, 2022 etc.