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Online Master's Degrees in Animal Science 2021

A master’s degree is a postgraduate study program that enables students to focus on a subject they are interested in and wish to pursue a career in. The program length is variable but is typically from one to three years. Upon graduation, the scholar is often recognized as an expert in his or her field. What is a Master in Animal Science? This wide and diverse field covers such topics as foo… Read more

A master’s degree is a postgraduate study program that enables students to focus on a subject they are interested in and wish to pursue a career in. The program length is variable but is typically from one to three years. Upon graduation, the scholar is often recognized as an expert in his or her field.

What is a Master in Animal Science? This wide and diverse field covers such topics as food production, biology, agriculture, animal husbandry, service animals and animal management. Individuals may choose to concentrate on a specific animal, such as horses or dogs, or they may study more general topics. Required and elective courses commonly include biology, chemistry, animal psychology, animal cognition, ethics and morphology.

While enrolled in this program, students commonly learn about the history of animal husbandry, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the ethics of animal management, making them desirable for employment in this field. They also may gain a greater appreciation of the emotions of animals, increasing their empathy as pet owners.

The cost of a Master in Animal Science may fluctuate with each educational institution due to such factors as program length, required fieldwork and location. Interested students are encouraged to check out each school to gain a clearer understanding of overall expenses.

Individuals who graduate with this degree may choose from a variety of career paths. They may work for corporations, research institutions, private companies, farms, pet stores and advocacy organizations. They may decide to start their own business in a related field. They may be employed as an animal trainer, veterinarian, advisor, zookeeper, artificial insemination specialist, embryo transfer technician, physician associate or stable manager.

There are a variety of programs offered in this field, each with its own emphasis, with both in-person and online study options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bircham International University
Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain +2 More

This program achieves a good balance between recent research and classical studies of animal behavior. It integrates both psychological and biological approaches and provides ... +

This program achieves a good balance between recent research and classical studies of animal behavior. It integrates both psychological and biological approaches and provides current information in the areas of animal learning and cognition, parasitism, and mutualism. It includes all phases of scientific animal behavior investigation. -
Master
Part-time
36 - 54 weeks
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic
Online
 
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The programme offers a unique research-led opportunity to study the different aspects of applied poultry science and aims to equip current and future professionals with skills ... +

The programme offers a unique research-led opportunity to study the different aspects of applied poultry science and aims to equip current and future professionals with skills, knowledge, and understanding to address local and global challenges in sustainable poultry production It is designed to suit those in continuing employment or with other commitments. -
MSc
Part-time
English
13 Sep 2021
27 Aug 2021
Online
 
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This programme provides flexible postgraduate study designed to specifically address the demand for online clinical animal behavior teaching within a supported learning enviro ... +

This programme provides flexible postgraduate study designed to specifically address the demand for online clinical animal behavior teaching within a supported learning environment. The programme will utilize an evidence-based approach to explore the potential motivations, management and treatment options for abnormal and/or problem behaviors commonly expressed by companion animal species living within a domestic environment. -
MSc
Part-time
English
13 Sep 2021
Online
 

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The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The overall objective of this online distance learning programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issu ... +

The overall objective of this online distance learning programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issues arising from animal use in all its forms. The programme is delivered by researchers and teachers from both the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) with a series of guest lecturers from around the world. -
MSc
Part-time
English
13 Sep 2021
27 Aug 2021
Online
 
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This programme involves an in-depth scientific approach to managing health and welfare, reproduction, behavior, nutrition, and exercise for horses. You will also learn how to ... +

This programme involves an in-depth scientific approach to managing health and welfare, reproduction, behavior, nutrition, and exercise for horses. You will also learn how to practically apply a scientific approach to benefit horse health, welfare, and performance. -
MSc
Part-time
2 - 6 years
English
13 Sep 2021
27 Aug 2021
Online