The 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 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. You will be taught by Ross Vet faculty and 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.
The research 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. The research component may be desk-based, lab-based, or through fieldwork and will result in the submission of a thesis. A short residential component will allow the student cohort to share their perspective and dissertation work with the RUSVM research community.
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.
|Degree Program||Percentage of Credits Provided by Chamberlain University||Percentage of Credits Provided by Ross Vet|
|MSc in One Health||14% (6 credits)||86% (36 credits)|
|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|