University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Animal Sciences

260 Animal Sciences Building
1675 Observatory Dr
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Kathy Monson
Phone: 608-263-4300
Fax: 608-262-5157
Email: kamonson@wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
Ph.D.
M.S.

About the Animal Sciences Program

The UW-Madison Department of Animal Sciences consistently ranks among the best Animal Sciences departments in the country. Degrees include master of science (research or academic track) in animal sciences, and doctor of philosophy with a major in animal sciences or in an interdisciplinary program. The department emphasizes in vivo and in vitro studies that probe relationships at a fundamental mechanistic level.

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Additional Policy

RAs, the most common appointment in this dept., are hired for 12-months with compensation set on a university-wide basis. The dept. has a few TAs who assist in instruction, preparing materials, directing labs, grading lab exercises and exams, etc. Special fellowships and scholarships are available for outstanding students. Application instructions may be obtained from the Graduate School website. A graduate student maybe employed to assist professors not directly associated with his/her thesis.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.