Veterinary Public Health - Master of Public Health

As a student in Ohio State's MPH-VPH program, you will be part of one of the only degree programs in the United States certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine — a testament to the rigor and strength of what you'll learn and experience.

Our interdisciplinary program — a collaboration between the colleges of Public Health and Veterinary Medicine — delivers a one health model of instruction that allow you to integrate the principles of infectious diseases, epidemiology, food safety, and environmental health. 

This Ohio State education provides you with knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and control diseases at the interface of humans and animals to truly make an impact in local and global communities.


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Program of study

Gain a strong foundation in public health, including epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health and toxicology, zoonotic diseases, foodborne diseases, biosecurity and outbreak investigation, research design and program evaluation. Electives from throughout Ohio State will advance your expertise.

A one health approach

Learn how to prevent and respond to public health issues through a one health philosophy. With seven colleges dedicated to health sciences on our Columbus campus, there are ample opportunities to make interdisciplinary connections at Ohio State await you.

Gain career experience

Use what you learn in applied practice experiences and field research to prepare you for a variety of careers, including those in infectious disease epidemiology, emergency preparedness, public health entomology and veterinary medicine.

The Ohio State student experience

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Each student receives individualized mentoring from our unique partnership with the College of Veterinary Medicine, while also being part of a cohort that creates a learning and social community and well-rounded graduate experience.

You’ll have a complete education inside and outside the classroom with many opportunities including joining the Veterinary Public Health Club. The club hosts several opportunities for members to have one-on-one interactions with professionals from a large number of fields, helping you find the right career path.

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Degree requirements

Minimum credit hours: 45 
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree; 3.0 GPA (minimum); relevant college-level coursework in biology, microbiology, physiology and/or genetics recommended 
Program start: Autumn semester

Deadlines to apply

Dec. 1

priority deadline

May 15

regular deadline


Ready to apply?

Review the requirements to apply for the Master of Public Health. With the application requirements ready, apply for admission through SOPHAS. A supplemental Ohio State application will follow.

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