This Master's of Science degree (MSc) reflects Penn Vet’s critical mass of faculty that have a unique expertise in animal welfare and behavior. While the overarching subject of animal welfare embraces both the humanities and the sciences, training programs that focus on the science of animal welfare are relatively less common.
Coming from a veterinary school perhaps then it is not surprising that our program is both animal-centric and focuses animal welfare science. The program has been developed around faculty having expertise in both the physical and psychological health of animals as well as the naturalness of their lives and promise a unique educational experience. We believe that a profound understanding of the animal in animal welfare will benefit anyone interested in improving the quality of lives of animals.