Animal Science Research Education

Graduate students can work toward M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Masters of Science Ph.D. programs are offered through the Department of Agriculture Science at West Texas A&M University, located 20 minutes south of Amarillo and the Research Center. Masters of Science and Ph.D. programs are also available through the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University in College Station.

Students enrolled in graduate programs at Texas A&M University will spend up to 1 year in the classroom, on campus, before relocating to Amarillo. The thesis and dissertation research will be conducted at Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center. Students may elect to develop cooperative research experiments with various entities of the beef cattle industry in close proximity to the Research Center.

Several faculty in our program have adjunct faculty appointments at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, allowing students to obtain M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Animal Science and Food Technology.

A collaborative teaching program has been developed between Texas A&M University, West Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo to offer four graduate level Animal Nutrition courses. This allows students to enroll in 12 course- hours while located at the Research Center and provides for more faculty expertise in the classroom.