Coordinated Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Auburn) / Master of Public Health Program

(MPH/DVM) Coordinated Doctor of Veterinary Medicine / Master of Public health (Auburn)

Students must be admitted to the Auburn University's Veterinary Medicine program before being considered for the Coordinated DVM/MPH Program. For more information about the DVM Program please contact the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University; www.vetmed.auburn.edu, Stephanie Ostrowski, in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine at sro0002@auburn.edu.


Program Description

The DVM/MPH coordinated dual degree program is offered through the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (AUCVM) and the UAB School of Public Health (SOPH). Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas, including: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy, or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

Through its DVM degree, the AUCVM prepares individuals for careers of excellence in veterinary medicine, including private and public practice, industrial medicine, academics, and research. Through its MPH program, the SOPH prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. These complementary coordinated degree programs provide students with a fuller and richer perspective of and appreciation for community and global health recognizing the intersection of human health, animal health and the environment. Addition of an MPH degree to the DVM broadens career opportunities, providing a foundation for positions in research, government, and international health as well as private industry.

To apply to the UAB School of Public Health MPH Program, interested students should submit their application by visiting the UAB Graduate School website (uab.edu/graduate) and click the ‘Apply Now’ button.

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Coordinated Master of Public Health and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (MPH/DVM) Program

The DVM/MPH coordinated dual degree program is offered through the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (AUCVM) and the UAB School of Public Health (SOPH). Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas, including: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy, or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.  Below is the MPH curriculum for this program, for information about the DVM curriculum please click here.

Students must complete the MPH Core (20 hours), internship (3 hours) and 7 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required DVM curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the DVM curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of state online students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents.


RequirementsHours
MPH Core Requirements (20 hours):
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 600Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
or EPI 610 Principles of Epidemiologic Research
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
Internship (3 hours):
PUH 697Practice Placement / Internship (DVM/MPH focus)3
MPH Focus Electives (7 hours):
Minimum 7 credit hours of Public Health (BST, ENH, EPI, GHS, HB, HCO) 600-699 level7
SOPH Coursework Total30
Credits from DVM at Auburn University (12 hours):
VMED 5502: Epidemiology & Biostatistics1
VMED 5840: Wildlife Diseases1
VMED 9030: Epidemiology and Zoonoses2
VMED 9040: Food Safety2
VMED 9190: Introduction to Veterinary Pharmacology1
VMED 9250: Virology & Prions2
VMED 9280: Bacteriology & Mycology3
Total Hours42

Note: Students must complete the MPH Core plus 7 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required DVM curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the DVM curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours.

For additional information concerning the coordinated DVM/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu or Stephanie Ostrowski, in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine at sro0002@auburn.edu.