Graduate Programs

The Animal Biology Graduate Group offers a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Animal Biology. The M.S. in Animal Biology was previously offered as the M.S. in Animal Science.

The Animal Biology Graduate Group is designed for students interested in integrated animal biology. Research typically focuses on a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary question and is strengthened by an understanding of organismal animal biology.

Diversity

Our Graduate Group consists of faculty and graduate students united by a common research interest in animal biology. We have a diverse group of Faculty, from a wide range of scientific disciplines, who are housed in seven different departments within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science and the School of Veterinary Medicine.  We are proud of the fact that we are a very geographically and culturally diverse group, which includes students and faculty from every continent with exception of Antarctica! Please check out our map showing where our students and faculty are from here at our link: Student/ Faculty World Map .  Women comprise over 75% of our graduate students and 45% of our As a strong graduate program, we are committed to supporting and mentoring underrepresented minorities as they work towards their masters or doctoral degrees.

Description of Graduate Programs:

 Animal Biology Masters of Science

 Animal Biology Ph.D.

 

Designated Emphases

Graduate students in certain Ph.D. programs may participate in a Designated Emphasis, a specialization that might include a new method of inquiry or an important field of application which is related to two or more existing Ph.D. programs. The curriculum of the designated emphasis is offered by faculty organized in the manner of a graduate group. The Designated Emphasis is awarded in conjunction with the Ph.D. degree and is signified by a transcript designation; for example, "Ph.D. in Animal Biology with a Designated Emphasis in Reproductive Biology."  More information regarding all of the Designated Emphases offered at UC Davis can be viewed at the Office of Graduate Studies site.

The Animal Biology Graduate Group is a participating member in the Designated Emphasis in Reproductive Biology (DERB) and the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology (DEB). 

DE in Biotechnology:  If you are interested in having this emphasis noted on your diploma, please visit the DEB website at http://deb.ucdavis.edu for course requirements and enrollment information.

The DEB includes graduate students in Animal Biology, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Soils & Biogeochemistry.

DE in Reproductive Biology:  If you are interested in having this emphasis noted on your diploma, please see the DERB website for course requirements and enrollment information.

The DERB includes graduate students in Animal Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Comparative Pathology, Epidemiology, Molecular, Cellular, & Integrative Physiology, and Pharmacology and Toxicology.