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Deadline for Spring 2022: December 15


Creating your application

  • Read through the Graduate College application instructions.

  • Application Requirements

    • A personal statement 

      • In 500-1,000 words, describe your professional experience, educational background, career goals, and what you hope to learn in this program/how it will help you achieve your goals.
    • Three professional references (name and contact information)

    • College transcripts-sent from your home school directly to the Graduate College

      • You will need transcripts from your alma mater.
      • You may start the application without your transcripts.
      • Once you start your application, you will need to request official transcripts be sent to the Graduate College directly from your former college(s).
    • Resume

    • Application fee ($70 Domestic/$90 International Applicants) 

    • Test of English as Foreign Language - TOEFL/TOEFL Exemptions

      • The TOEFL exam is not required for domestic applicants, or those who have worked or studied for 2 years in a country where English is the primary language in the last 5 years.
      • Please visit https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/instructions/04c for more information.

Payment information

  • The cost for the MVS degree is roughly $10,000. You will pay tuition each semester for the courses taken that semester.
  • You can visit this page for more information about payment plans: https://paymybill.uillinois.edu/payments/PaymentPlan.
  • We are not currently offering any scholarships for the program.

Not ready to apply to the Master's Degree?

You may also register for one course as a non-degree seeking student to get a feel for the program. You can then count the class towards the master's degree or the Graduate Certificate in Livestock Systems Management. For more information, see Non-Degree Enrollment Process.

Have more questions about the courses and programs? Schedule a call with us so we can answer your questions. 


Need more information?

Please contact me if you have any questions about the program or application process.

I'm here to help!

Holly Fuson
hjayne@illinois.edu 217-265-5388

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