Animal Sciences (MS)
Graduate Chair

 Rajesh Jha, PhD

Agricultural Sciences 314H
1955 East West Road
Honolulu, HI  96822
p: 808-956-4122
f:  808-956-4024


Animal Science Graduate Studies


Examinations for Graduate Studies

The Educational Testing Service (ETS)

institutional code for University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is 4867. A department code is not necessary. 

The following tests must be taken and testing scores should be recieved by the University of Hawaii by:
  Februrary 1 for the Fall Semester  or
  September 1 for the Spring Semester

GRE® scores (general test only)

TOEFL® score (for Foreign Applicants only)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score is accepted. The minimum required IELTS score is 7.0. IELTS scores have a recommended two year validity period.

Animal Science Graduate Program Degree Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree majoring in Animal Science (or the equivalent) with minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited institution of higher education

  • An applicant with a bachelor’s degree in a major other than Animal or Veterinary Sciences who otherwise qualifies for admission will be required to take Animal Sciences (ANSC) 200 or 201, one production course, and such other undergraduate courses deemed as necessary by the Department as essential background to the applicant’s studies. The ANSC 200 or 201 requirement noted above may be satisfied by working as a teaching assistant for the course.
  • An important consideration for admission to the Animal Sciences program is the availability of a suitable advisor. Applicants are, therefore, encouraged to establish written and/or personal communication with faculty members prior to and during their admission efforts

  • Applicants from abroad must be proficient in written and oral English and must have sufficient funds to take care of all their expenses for the entire period of graduate study. The recommended TOEFL score for acceptance is 580 minimum (600 recommended, 250 computer, iBT 100).

  • Candidates wishing to specialize in nutrition, muscle biology, physiology, animal genetics and biotechnology, livestock diseases should be strong in chemistry and biology

HNFAS Department

1955 East West Road
AgSci 216

Honolulu, HI 96822

phone: 808-956-7095

fax: 808-956-4024


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