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With the realization that nearly 70 percent of human emerging diseases, including foodborne pathogens, are likely to be zoonotic (transmitted from animals to humans), The Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health have recently opened the admissions process to the Veterinary Public Health (VPH) specialization towards the Master of Public Health degree (MPH).
The MPH-VPH degree is widely recognized as a professional, practical degree that allows graduates to pursue public health careers working in the human-animal interface. This graduate program is the only dual accredited VPH specialization in the USA that is not only open to veterinarians, but also to other professionals, including students with science backgrounds (animal science, biology, zoology, microbiology, etc) interested in both public and animal health. Graduates of this program have used this degree to obtain jobs at local health departments and at state and federal agencies, or as a steppingstone to pursue further professional (DVM or MD) or academic (MSci or PhD) degrees.
Applications are currently being accepted for the autumn semester 2013 cohort. The deadline for completed applications is May 31, 2013. For more information about the program or the application process, visit the Veterinary Public Health Program web site or contact Ann Sanders (sanders [dot] 262 [at] osu [dot] edu).