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Master in Avian Health Medicine (MAHM)

Program Details

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.


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.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges