MSc in One Health Program Curriculum
The Master of Science by Coursework in One Health (MSc in One Health) online program of study is characterized by a well-designed set of core courses and a flexible choice of elective courses to meet the demands of the field along with your career goals. The taught component will be instructed exclusively online through our Virtual Learning Environment portal. This coursework can be completed on your own time from any location. Courses will be taught largely by Ross Vet faculty—however, specialist modules may be delivered by our partner institutions.
The MSc in One Health requires 42 credits obtained through coursework and a project, leading to the submission of a capstone. Core courses amounting to 24 credits are required.
CAPSTONE RESEARCH PROJECT
A year-long research component of the MSc in One Health curriculum offers students the opportunity to undertake meaningful research on a topic of their choice. The capstone project may be carried out in St. Kitts and Nevis or in other locations, as appropriate, under the supervision of a Ross Vet faculty member. Students choosing to carry out their research remotely must check in with supervising faculty via email or teleconference, or as agreed on prior to the start of the project. The research component may be desk-based, lab-based, or through fieldwork and will result in the submission of a thesis. An optional, one-week residential component on Ross Vet’s St. Kitts campus will allow the student cohort to share their perspective and dissertation work with the Ross Vet research community.
Master of Science in One Health Curriculum Required Courses
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine has a written agreement with Chamberlain University to teach the leadership and public policy-related courses that are required in Ross Vet’s MSc One Health degree program. The proportion of the degree program that is taught by Chamberlain is noted below. There are no additional costs incurred by Ross Vet students as a result of enrolling in a degree program at Ross Vet that is taught, in part, by Chamberlain University.
|Introduction to One Health and Systems Thinking||1|
|Writing and Presentation Skills (Communicating One Health)||1|
|Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics||5|
|Research Project Design||2|
|Conservation Medicine / Ecosystem Health||3|
|Zoonoses (Intersection Between Human and Animal Health)||3|
|Surveillance and Diagnostic Methods||3|
|Advocacy in Public Health Policy and Law*||3|
|Cultural Competency and Global Public Health*||3|
|Environmental Health in Public Health*||3|
* Delivered by Chamberlain University, choose 2; dependent on availability
Choose 1; Dependent on availability
|Animal Health Program Management||2|
|Safety of Foods of Animal Origin||2|
|1-Week Residency in St. Kitts||1|