Program Overview

The completely online Master in Avian Health and Medicine program from the University of Georgia and the University of Melbourne will take approximately three years to complete at part-time status. Students should be aware that this program is not available on a full-time basis.

There are six units in this program: Poultry Industry Field Work, Poultry Pathology and Diagnosis of Disease, Microbiology & Serology: Disease Control, Product & Public Safety, Trade and Economics, Advanced Studies in Poultry Diseases, and Avian Health Online: Research Project. Students will work through each unit one at a time, spending approximately 20-25 hours a week on coursework for a total of 16 weeks.

Students will learn through lecture notes, class discussions, interactive case studies, and audio lectures. In order to allow the class to move through the material together, subject information is released on a weekly or monthly basis. Students should have reliable Internet access and a good speed connection on their personal computer.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Before applying to this program, students should first have a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or equivalent qualification from an AVMA Listed Veterinary College. Students must also have at least one year of professional veterinary experience in the poultry year OR two years experience with large or small animals. Other application requirements include being admitted to both UGA and University of Melbourne, a minimum GPA of 3.0, a combined score of 1000 on the GRE, three references, and official transcripts from previous institutions.

    School Overview

    The Georgia General Assembly granted a charter to the University of Georgia in 1785 making the school the “birthplace of the American system of public higher education.” The site was chosen and the college was established in 1801 conferring its first set of graduates just three years later. Based on the principles of “teaching, research, and service,” the University of Georgia houses seventeen colleges and schools and currently enrolls 34,475 undergraduate and graduate students.

    The University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, along with professional degrees in law, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. The University of Georgia has recently launched UGAonline in order to expand online programs, including undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs.


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