The University of Missouri has announced that it will be the first U.S. institution to offer an online master of public health program with an emphasis in veterinary medicine. Missouri already offers a successful residential version of the program, and is one of just four accredited schools offering the residential VPH masters degree. The new online VPH masters program will allow students from across the globe to pursue this degree.
The program consists of 45 credit hours and can be completed entirely online in three years with no campus visits required. Coursework will cover topics in zoonotic disease prevention, food safety, and emerging issues related to human and animal health. Online students pay in-state tuition rates, with the estimated cost for this degree coming in at about $20,000.
Applications are currently being accepted through June 1 for the first session, which will commence in August 2018.