DVM/MPH Combined Degree

The DVM/MPH Combined Degree, a partnership between the Colleges of Public Health and Veterinary Medicine, allows veterinary students to formalize their public health training by obtaining a Master of Public Health degree specializing in Veterinary Public Health (MPH-VPH). To complete all program requirements, students pursuing the Combined Degree typically take one additional year post-DVM (4+1). Students who wish to pursue the DVM/MPH Combined Degree must apply to and be admitted separately to each program.

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Students must be enrolled in the OSU DVM program and in good academic standing to qualify for the Combined Degree. In addition to the VPH program's admission requirements, applicants must also have a letter of recommendation from a Veterinary Preventive Medicine faculty member outlining their prospective culminating project.

Current DVM students are eligible to apply to the MPH-VPH program in the first year of the DVM program. Once admitted to the MPH-VPH program, students can begin fulfilling course, practicum, and culminating project requirements simultaneously to the DVM program. In the one additional year post-DVM ("+1"), students complete any remaining courses and their culminating project. 


  • 12 Credit Hours of Public Health Courses 

  • 18 Credit Hours of VPH Specialization Courses 

  • 10 Credit Hours of Electives 

  • Applied Practice Experience 

  • Integrative Learning Experience 

Contact the Veterinary Public Health Program

Associate Director, Veterinary Public Health Program   
Dr. Amanda Berrian