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Online Graduate Programs in Animal Welfare & Behavior


Whether you’re preparing for admission into veterinary school, seeking to advance your career or simply hoping to gain the tools to interpret animal behavior, the Animal Welfare and Behavior Graduate Certificate and Master's of Science programs can be personalized to fit your individual continuing education needs.

Through individualized research topics, one-on-one mentorship, and faculty feedback via synchronous and asynchronous portions of the course, our program allows students to explore issues affecting animal welfare across a variety of species. 

Swine Teaching & Research Center at New Bolton Center

Online Graduate Certificate in Animal Welfare & Behavior

This four-course, for-credit graduate Certificate Program in Animal Welfare Science and Animal Behavior is designed for individuals working with animals in research, industry, and the nonprofit sector, as well as for those who are interested in developing careers in animal health and welfare.

Taught by nationally and internationally renowned Penn Vet faculty, it prepares students to understand and assess animal welfare and behavior.

  • 100% Online
  • Four Courses
  • Seven Weeks Each
  • 8-10 Hours Weekly

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Joel and Darren Marshak Dairy

Online Master's of Science in Animal Welfare & Behavior

The Master of Science in Animal Welfare and Behavior is designed as an online program with an option for on-site research. It can be completed as a full-time program in a two-year period or as a part-time program over a longer period. Please see below for details of the curriculum.

All students enrolled in the MSc in Animal Welfare & Behavior complete core requirements. In addition, all MSc students are required to complete a capstone project, which must involve the generation of independent and original intellectual content.

  • 100% Online
  • Two Curricular Options
  • Six Tracks Focuses
  • Coursework & Research

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