in One Health
MSc in One Health
Explore the complex interplay of altered environments and infectious diseases as an increasing threat to agriculture, public health, and endangered/threatened species on a global basis.
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine is committed to a One Health, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the interconnectivity between the health of humans, animals, and the environment to air in sustainably reducing the burden of zoonoses.
The online-based Master of Science by Coursework in One Health (MSc One Health) degree program is designed to equip veterinarians, animal scientists, medical, and biological students with an in-depth understanding of the principals of, and issues associated with, One Health.
How it Works
- Learn on your own time: 100% online curriculum with no mandatory login times
- Flexible learning options: study 1 year full time or 2-3 years part time
- Optional 1-week residency on Ross Vet’s St. Kitts campus
- Capstone project provides an opportunity to put One Health concepts into practice
- Program begins annually in January
Why Pursue an MSc in One Health?
Gain the knowledge and expertise to confront real-world public health and environmental problems. Earning your master’s degree in One Health helps you possess the necessary skill set to assess, investigate, and manage animal health and zoonotic disease risks, to design and execute targeted research in animal health, and to manage veterinary intervention in the control and prevention of animal diseases. Graduates with this degree are qualified for careers in a wide variety of settings, including government, academia, and non-profit.
What Will I Learn?
The MSc in One Health provides the skills and preparation needed for careers in a broad range of environments. The flexible online program of study has particular strengths in:
- Tropical animal health and diseases
- Zoonosis: the intersection of animal health and human health
- Conservation medicine
- Food safety
- Animal health program management
- Animal disease investigation
- Research and diagnostic methods
- The interface between domestic animals and wildlife
- Delivery of veterinary services
The MSc One Health is designed to provide you with intellectual skills in scientific assessment and research methodology, as well as practical skills in communication, organization, and scientific writing. Within the program, you are presented the opportunity to focus on an area of interest, such as area disease control, vector borne diseases, zoonotic infections, or conservation medicine.