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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To View Application Requirements: www.soph.uab.edu/graduate/prospective/admissions/us
MPH / DVM Curriculum
Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 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. Below are the course required for the MPH degree, for information about the DVM curriculum please click here.
|ENH 600||Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science||3|
|EPI 600||Intro to Epidemiology||3|
|or EPI 610||Principles of Epidemiologic Research|
|HB 600||Social and Behavioral Science Core||3|
|HCO 600||Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services||3|
|PUH 695||The Public Health Integrative Experience||1|
|PUH 697||Practice Placement / Internship (DVM/MPH focus)||3|
|PUH Required Course|
|PUH 627||Writing & Reviewing Research for MPH Candidates (this course is waived)||3|
|or GRD 727||Writing & Reviewing Research|
|Elective courses (PUH)||10|
|Credits from DVM at Auburn Univeristy||12|
|VMED 5030: Public Health||4|
|VMED 5250: Principles of Infectious Diseases||4|
|VMED 5720: Disaster Medicine for Vets||2|
|VMED 5502: Evidence Based Medicine||1|
|VMED 5502: 064 - BST & EPI for Vets||1|
Note: A student must complete 30 hours of coursework at UAB School of Public Health and 12 hours are shared with the DVM program for a total of 42.
Dropping Out of the Program Prior to Completion
Students MUST complete both degrees to successfully complete the program. Students must meet with the MD/MPH committee to request a leave or to drop out of the program.