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ONE HEALTH PROGRAMS

Gain an in-depth understanding of the principles and issues associated with One Health.


Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine offers two interdisciplinary programs designed to equip you with an in-depth understanding of the principles and issues associated with One Health. The MSc in One Health degree program begins annually in September, while the Certificate in One Health program accepts students for each January, May, and September start.

Certificate in One Health

The Certificate in One Health is a 15-credit, course-based program offered exclusively online. Students of the certificate program have the option to later apply completed credits towards the full MSc in One Health degree program. Coursework is also AAVSB RACE®-approved for continuing education (CE) credits in veterinary medicine.

MSc in One Health

The MSc in One Health degree program can be completed in one year with full time study, or two-three years with part time study. The program is taught though online coursework with a capstone project and an optional one-week residency on St. Kitts with access to our four research centers.

Choose Your Focus

Focus on an area of interest, such as food safety, animal health management, or disaster management.

100% Online Coursework

Flexible online coursework can be completed from any location with no mandatory login times

Make an Impact

Better understand the connectivity between humans, animals, and the environment to help improve safety and health outcomes for all

Why should I study One Health?

One Health is a movement that gains strength every year, as scientists, public health officials, medical and veterinary professionals, and more realize how much all of their work is intertwined. Both our graduate certificate and degree programs provide an opportunity to recognize, evaluate, and solve for complex health issues associated with One Health on local, regional, national, and global scale.

What will I learn?

You’ll gain an in-depth view into:

  • Using the One Health approach in a variety of professional settings
  • Interventions that can prevent zoonotic disease spread and improve animal, human, and environmental health
  • One Health advocacy in public health, policy, and law
  • Research and diagnostic methods
  • The interaction of conservation medicine/ecosystem health with human and animal health
  • Food safety within a One Health context
  • Disaster preparedness methods
  • The role of culture and socioeconomic factors in the spread of zoonotic diseases
  • Disease investigation and outbreak management

Who are these programs best-suited for?

Both programs are well-suited for those working in public health, veterinary medicine, human medicine, environmental/conservation health, biomedical sciences and research, and education.

Requirements

Bachelor's Degree

You need a bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) in biological, biomedical, environmental or ecological sciences, or a professional veterinary or medical qualification.

English Proficiency

A high level of English proficiency is required, and applicants whose native language is not English will be asked to provide evidence of proficiency.

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"I would definitely recommend going to Ross Vet. It is going to be different, but that's why there is a real sense of community. Everyone is supportive. Everyone is looking out for you, making sure you're succeeding, because the professors and your classmates want you to succeed."

Christina Colon, Class of 2019