Avian Sciences, Master of Science College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

The Avian Sciences Master of Science, is no longer accepting new students; for more information contact Animal Science.

Graduate Study

The Graduate Group in Avian Sciences offers the M.S. degree program to students who wish to pursue specialized advanced work on avian species. Specializations students may choose include behavior, nutrition, physiology, reproduction, pathology, immunology, toxicology, food chemistry, management, ecology, genetics, comparative incubation, environmental physiology, and cellular and developmental studies using wild and domestic birds as experimental animals. Both master’s degree plans, thesis and comprehensive examination, are available.


Applicants should have undergraduate preparation in a field appropriate to the course of study selected, including courses in most of the following subjects: general biology, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry, avian biology, genetics, nutrition, physiology, and statistics.

Graduate Advisors

A.J. King, R.A. Blatchford