Prospective Graduate Students

Admissions Information

Thank you for your interest in the Animal Sciences graduate program! Masters and Ph.D. programs are both offered in the Animal Sciences Graduate Program.

Application deadline for Fall Semester is June 15.

Application deadline for Spring Semester is October 15.

Application Instructions

We review applications as they come in. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

Upload the required materials to the ApplyYourself online application

We cannot review your application until all of the required materials are submitted successfully to to the online application. Admission decisions are communicated to applicants using this system.

Questions? Please contact our Student Services Professional Allison Berth at berth034@umn.edu or 612-624-3491.

Required materials include:

  • Completed online application
  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted through Apply Yourself)
  • GRE General Test Scores
  • TOEFL Scores
  • Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the online application. International students should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts, there is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review. If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of this material. If you have problems uploading your transcripts, please click here.