FAQ

Who is eligible for the program?

Applicants be admitted to an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine and meet the prerequisites for admission. Students are encouraged to begin the MPH program the summer before beginning vet school. Early application is encouraged. Vet students may apply at any time during vet school.

How long does it take to complete the MPH degree?

It depends on you. You have up to five years to complete the MPH. The basic (required) curriculum is offered online throughout the year. Elective coursework is traditionally completed through Public Health Institute and/or DVM transfer credits (max 14 transfer credits). On average, our students complete the MPH in 3.5 years.

What should I consider when transferring credits into the DVM/MPH degree program?

Up to 14 credits can be transferred (with approval), saving you time and tuition dollars. The following conditions must be met in order for a course to be eligible for transfer.

  • A grade of “B-” (3.0) or better is required.
  • Course credit can not be older than five years.
  • You must submit a petition to have the course be reviewed for approval, along with course description and syllabi.

What if I don’t finish my MPH by the time I’m done with my DVM?

Although you are encouraged to complete your MPH within three to five years, you have five years to complete the MPH. The clock starts when you register for your first MPH course. You are not required to complete the MPH during the same four years you complete your DVM. If that is a personal goal, we will work with you to achieve it!

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