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Congratulations for being accepted into the graduate program in the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University! We are glad you have decided to join our program. You have chosen to further your education in a vibrant department that prides itself on conducting cutting-edge research, as well as applied research that will benefit livestock producers and feeders in the state of Oklahoma and the country.

OSU Animal Science Continues to be one of the best Animal Science Graduate programs in the country. You will have a fantastic support network to guide you through the program. Graduate programs, faculty and students work in conjunction with the Graduate College to achieve an academic and research environment that promotes diversity and excellence in graduate education.

Animal Science Graduate Student Association


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Research Support Available

There are several on-campus support services available to aid in your research including:

  • Grant writing support
  • Statistics support
  • Scientific writing support
  • Chemical and biological reagent supply centers



Journals & Library Services

You should become very familiar with searching and reading primary literature. The OSU Library has paid access to thousands of journals. If an article requires paid access, you can always do an interlibrary loan request (ILL) and receive virtually any article or book for free. See your librarian for questions.


Department of Animal Science graduate students are encouraged to attend as many Animal Science seminars as possible. Animal Science seminars feature invited speakers presenting various topics related to animal agriculture, as well as graduate students and faculty presenting their research.

Seminars are held on Fridays at 12:30p.m. in ANSI 124.

Presenting Research

There are many opportunities to present your research, including:

  • Scientific meetings and societies
  • Annual Whiteman Competition
  • FAPC Food Science Research Symposium
  • OSU 3 Minute Thesis Competition - 3MT
  • Three Minute Presentation - 3MP
  • Biological Sciences Symposium

ANSI Graduate Student Association

The Animal Science Graduate Student Association (AGSA) currently consists of approximately 50 graduate students. Their objective is to promote professional and social interactions among graduate students within our department and with university faculty while successfully conducting research and extra-curricular activities.

Need Assistance?

If you need more information, I am here to answer your questions and provide information that can ensure you have a seamless transition to graduate studies at OSU. I look forward to helping you become part of the Cowboy Family!

Scott Carter
Scott Carter

Graduate Student Program Coordinator
212B Animal Science

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