Master of Animal Science (MAS, non-thesis Option B) - flyer
The Master of Animal Science degree program is designed to give students a deeper academic background in sub-disciplines associated with the field of Animal Science which include nutrition, physiology, genetics, biotechnology and animal management.
The Master of Animal Science degree program is now also being offered through Distance Education. To learn more about distance education and our MAS-DE degree go to the following link, http://distance.ncsu.edu/programs/master-of-animal-science. Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips is our MAS-DE Coordinator.
- 19 credits of core courses
- 17 credits of elective courses
- No more than 2 credit hours of seminar to be included in the 36 credit hour total
A minimum of one full academic year or its equivalent in residence as a graduate student at the University.
The non-thesis Master of Animal Science degree requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, of which a minimum of 9 credits are in Animal Science courses at the 500 or above level.
Non-thesis programs may include no more than three (3) hours of independent student study credits of special topics project (ANS 610) in the minimum 36-credit program.
Research credit is not permitted in non-thesis programs, except upon approval by an Associate Dean of the Graduate School in cases where the student was initially enrolled in a thesis program but later transferred to a non-thesis program.
- 400-level ANS courses not permitted in graduate plan of work
No more than six (6) hours of 400-level courses from outside departments may be counted toward the 36-credit hour requirement.
Non-thesis Masters Examination (ANS 690) credits may not be used to satisfy the 36-credit hour requirement.
Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration (ANS 688 and ANS 689) credits may NOT be sure to satisfy the 36-credit hour requirement.
- No more than three (3) credit hours of Masters supervised teaching (ANS 685) may be included in the minimum 36-credit hour program.
Graduate Mentor (advisor) required
- Mentor certification of graduate plan of work and program completion required
- Students expected to meet with graduate mentor at last once per semester
- Students required to complete annual graduate student progress report
- Committee not required, oral examination not required
- Final approval of graduate plan of work through Director of Graduate Programs (DGP) and Graduate School
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