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Requirements for Master's Degrees

Admission requirements for a M.P.S. or M.S. degree in Animal Science.

For admission without deficiencies, a student must have completed a baccalaureate degree program in Animal Science, Dairy Science, Poultry Science, or another biological science with a junior-senior grade-point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 basis). The program must have included courses in biological science, chemistry, and mathematics. Exceptions to the minimum grade-point average may be made for students with special backgrounds, abilities, or interests.

GRE scores will be utilized in evaluating the applicant’s qualifications.

The language of instruction at Penn State is English. International applicants must take and submit scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 550 for the paper-based test or a total score of 80 with a minimum 20 on the speaking section for the internet-based test. The minimum composite score for the IELTS is 6.5. International applicants are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement if they have received a baccalaureate or a masters degree from a college/university/institution in any of the following: Australia, Belize, British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the United States and Wales.