University Catalog 2024-2025

Poultry Science (MS)

Degree Requirements

Required Courses10
Master's Supervised Teaching
Statistical Methods For Researchers I
Statistical Methods For Researchers II
Principles of Biochemistry
Biochemistry of Gene Expression
Graduate Electives / Research Courses20
Select courses from "Elective Courses" and "Research Courses" listed below to reach 30 credit hours determined in conjunction with the academic committee
Total Hours30

Elective Courses

Students are encouraged to choose from the following courses:
PO 504Avian Anatomy and Physiology4
PO 506Physiological Aspects of Poultry Management3
PO 510Poultry Product Safety3
PO 515Comparative Nutrition3
PO 524Comparative Endocrinology3
FM 525Feed Manufacturing Technology3
PO 533Poultry Processing and Products3
FM 580Feed and Ingrdient Quality Assurance3
PO 590Special Problems in Poultry Science1-6
FM 790Advanced Feed Formulation3
IMM 757Comparative Immunology3

Research Courses

PO 693Master's Supervised Research1-9
PO 695Master's Thesis Research1-9
PO 699Master's Thesis Preparation1-9

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.


Department Head

  • Frank Siewerdt

Director of Graduate Programs

  • Kenneth E. Anderson

Department Research Leader

  • Matthew D. Koci

Department Extension Leader

  • Adam C. Fahrenholz

Director of Undergraduate Programs

  • Lynn Worley-Davis

Full Professors

  • Kenneth E. Anderson
  • Frank W. Edens
  • Peter R. Ferket
  • Jesse Lee Grimes
  • Hosni Moustafa Hassan
  • Aaron S. Keiss
  • Matthew D. Koci
  • Paul Edward Mozdziak
  • Edgar Orlando Oviedo-Rondon

Associate Professors

  • Lisa Bielke
  • Elaine Bohórquez
  • Adam C. Fahrenholz

Assistant Professors

  • Yan Campbell
  • Michael Vadakekara Joseph
  • Ramon D. Malheiros
  • Allison Pullin
  • Lin Walker
  • Lynn Worley-Davis

Research Scholars

  • Ishab Poudel

Emeritus Faculty

  • Thomas A. Carter
  • Vern L. Christensen
  • Patricia A. Curtis
  • Warren J. Croom Jr.
  • Jimmy Dale Garlich
  • Winston Murry Hagler
  • Gerald B. Havenstein
  • James N. Petitte
  • Brian W. Sheldon
  • Jason C. Shih
  • Thomas David Siopes
  • Charles Michael Williams
  • Michael Wineland

Adjunct Faculty

  • Tuoying Ao
  • Andrea Villanes Arellano
  • Jose Bruno-Barcena
  • Yewande Fasina
  • Tom Frost
  • Bartosz Kempisty
  • Zack Lowman
  • Donald R. McIntyre
  • Basheer Nusairat
  • Rasha Qudsieh
  • Muquarrab Qureshi
  • Hugo Romero-Sanchez
  • Ondulla Tyvette Toomer
  • Nelson E. Ward