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Be part of research that affects animal and human health on a global scale. Learn to tackle diverse issues through research and advocacy that aim to solve real-world problems.

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Pursue your studies in areas such as food safety, vector-borne diseases, zoonotic infections, conservation medicine, and more. Work alongside faculty to learn research methods and gain exposure to projects that impact humans, animals, and their shared environment.

OUR GRADUATE PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

  • Graduate Certificate in One Health
  • Master of Science (MSc) in One Health
  • Master of Science (MSc) by Research
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Research

START DATES

September 5, 2022

January 9, 2023

May 8, 2023

ONE HEALTH PROGRAMS

Ross Vet offers two interdisciplinary online programs designed to equip you with an in-depth understanding of One Health. The Graduate Certificate in One Health and MSc in One Health programs accept students for each January, May, and September start.

Graduate Certificate in One Health:

  • 100% online coursework with no mandatory login times
  • Flexible 13-credit curriculum lets you take courses gradually for up to 3 years of study
  • Earned credits can later be applied towards the MSc in One Health degree program
  • Interdisciplinary coursework with diverse student backgrounds

MSc in One Health:

  • 100% online coursework with no mandatory login times
  • Flexible learning options: study for up to three years part-time
  • Optional 1-week residency on Ross Vet’s St. Kitts campus
  • Capstone research project provides an opportunity to put One Health concepts into real-world practice

RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Earn your MSc or PhD by Research to advance your education, contribute to our shared knowledge, and improve the health and wellbeing of animals, people, and the planet.

MSc by Research:

  • Undertake independent research, learn the latest techniques, and advance your veterinary research knowledge
  • Flexible learning options: study one year full-time or up to two years part-time
  • Can be done as a stand-alone MSc or as a dual degree alongside your DVM

PhD by Research:

  • Pursue original, faculty-supervised research and prepare to present your results in peer-reviewed publications
  • Study for three years full-time or up to six years part-time

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WHO ARE THESE PROGRAMS SUITED FOR?
WHO ARE THESE PROGRAMS SUITED FOR?

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

WHAT KINDS OF RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
WHAT KINDS OF RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

By pursuing a graduate program at Ross Vet, you will have access to our four research centers, allowing you to focus on an area of interest such as food safety, vector-borne diseases, zoonotic infections, ecosystem health, and more.

Because of our location on the tropical island of St. Kitts, researchers are also presented with a unique ecosystem and firsthand opportunities to explore exotic marine and wildlife. Be it working with sea turtles to public health of invasive species to the control and prevention of tropical disease, few schools offer an opportunity to pursue these areas of focus just steps from campus.

All graduate students may choose to pursue their research remotely with regular check-in with a Ross Vet faculty advisor.

HOW DOES THE DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAM WORK?
HOW DOES THE DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAM WORK? 

Our DVM students may undertake the MSc by Research alongside their DVM program. This can be done either full-time via an added semester (11 semesters total) or part-time through an extra three semesters (13 semesters total).

WHAT IS ONE HEALTH? 
WHAT IS ONE HEALTH? 

One Health is a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to understanding the interconnectivity of, and achieving the best health results for, humans, animals, and the environment. This approach calls for veterinarians, scientists, medical doctors, farmers, and environmental professionals to work alongside governments, NGOs, communities, and the public to address global issues related to One Health, such as the spread of zoonoses, food safety and security, species extinction, and habitat loss.

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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