McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Animal Science (M.Sc. Thesis)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Animal Sciences, General
Description The Department of Animal Science provides exciting challenges to graduate students in the areas of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Breeding and Genetics, Nutrition, and Reproductive Physiology as they relate, not only to livestock production, but also leading into the fields of human nutrition and medicine via animal models for human disease, infertility, and obesity. Official options in Biotechnology are also available. Departmental researchers have excellent wet-lab facilities at their disposal; large-animal studies can be carried out at the Large Animal Research Unit on the Macdonald campus farm, where other livestock species are available for research trials as well. Research can make use of the Small Animal Research Unit for studies involving rodent animal models, guinea pigs, neonatal piglets, and rabbits. Expertise is also available in applied information systems, management-software development, and large-scale data analyses. Close collaboration with the Quebec Centre for Expertise in Dairy Production (Valacta) allows for large-scale data-mining projects, software development, and the production of advising tools for the industry. The Department also has significant expertise in food safety, environmental studies related to animal production, and global food security. Our staff's many connections via research networks allow for rich learning environments for our graduate students. For admissions requirements and deadlines, application procedures, contact information, and program details, please visit:
Website: Animal Science (M.Sc. Thesis) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Applications will be considered upon receipt of a signed and completed application form, $100 application fee, and the following supporting documents: 1. Two official copies of all university-level transcripts with proof of degree(s) granted. Transcripts written in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation. An explanation of the grading system used by the applicant's university is essential. It is the applicant's responsibility to arrange for transcripts to be sent. 2. Two letters of recommendation on letterhead (official paper) of originating institution or bearing the university seal and with two original signatures from two instructors familiar with the applicant's work, preferably in the applicant's area of specialization. It is the applicant's responsibility to arrange for these letters to be sent. Letters of recommendation may also be sent electronically (via email). Letters sent electronically must meet the following conditions (please see website for details) Note: As of January 2015, McGill requires IELTS results to be sent electronically.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Acceptance to all programs depends on a staff member agreeing to serve as the student’s supervisor and the student obtaining financial support. Additionally, GRE is recommended, but not required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015