Ross Vet students in a laboratory classroom working on a project
Veterinarian students studying in a laboratory


MSc in One Health


The Master of Science degree by Coursework in One Health (MSc in One Health) online learning 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 online learning 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 degree in One Health requires 42 credits obtained through coursework and a project, leading to the submission of a capstone project. Core courses amounting to 24 credits are required.


A year-long research component of the MSc degree 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 veterinary 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.

Core Courses
Course Title Credits
Introduction to One Health and Systems Thinking 1
Scientific Writing and Communication 1
Epidemiology 2
Biostatistics 3
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

Course Title Credits
Animal Health Program Management 2
Safety of Foods of Animal Origin 2
Disaster Management 2
Research Project and Residency
Course Title Credits
1-Week Residency in St. Kitts 1
Capstone Project 15

See our Academic Catalog for a complete list of courses and course information offered in the Master of Science in One Health curriculum. MSc One Health and Certificate in One Health program availability varies by location.


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