There is a great societal need for public health professionals who can address the problems of infectious diseases transmissible from animals to humans, food safety and food security, emergency response and preparedness, as well as animal health and biomedical research.
The Colleges of Public Health and Veterinary Medicine collaborate to offer this specialization in the Master of Public Health program. It is one of only two such programs certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
Applicants to the MPH specialization in veterinary public health must have completed a bachelor's degree with a strong science background. Courses in biology, microbiology, biosecurity, physiology, genetics, and/or related subjects are desirable, and student performance in these courses is considered. GRE scores should be competitive at the graduate level; however GRE scores may be waived for professionals with doctoral degrees (e.g. MD, DVM) who maintained a GPA above 3.0 during their undergraduate and professional training and several years of appropriate experience in the field.
For information regarding application materials, test scores and codes, and decision timelines see our frequently asked questions page.