MPH in Public Health with Emphasis in Veterinary Public Health

Students in this emphasis area receive training in zoonotic disease prevention, food safety and other emerging issues in animal and human health. The MPH with an emphasis in Veterinary Public Health (VPH) is an ideal complement for an undergraduate degree in animal science, environmental science, biology or related fields. For more information about this program please visit:

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
P_HLTH 7150Principles of Public Health3
or P_HLTH 7160 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health
P_HLTH 8150Human Health and the Environment3
P_HLTH 8350Veterinary Public Health Policy 3
P_HLTH 8260Emergency Preparedness3
P_HLTH 8620Emerging Zoonoses Diseases3
P_HLTH 8920Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
P_HLTH 8120Applied Epidemiology in Community Assessment3
or P_HLTH 8953 Evaluating Global Public Health Programs
or NURSE 8930 Health Program Design and Management
P_HLTH 8971Veterinary Public Health Capstone3
P_HLTH 8980Public Health Internship3-6
STAT 7020Statistical Methods in the Health Sciences *3
or P_HLTH 8001 Topics in Public Health
V_M_S 8431Research Methods and Data Analysis2
V_PBIO 8455Epidemiology and Biostatistics2
V_PBIO 8458Veterinary Public Health2
Veterinary Public Health Elective (choose at least one)
P_HLTH 7620Climate Changes and Human Health3
P_HLTH 7630Health and Human Migration 3
P_HLTH 7960Qualitative Approaches to Understanding Public Health Problems3
P_HLTH 8160Introduction to Public Health and Food Safety3
P_HLTH 8270Storytelling in Public Health and Public Policy3
P_HLTH 8470GIS for Public Health3
P_HLTH 8767Epidemiology of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases3
F_S 7370Food Microbiology3
GEOG 7840Geographic Information Systems I3
MICROB 8303Fundamental Virology2
MICROB 8304Immunology 3
V_PBIO 7120Principles of Toxicology3

P_HLTH 8001 topic title should be Statistics for Public Health.


For admission requirements, refer to the Graduate School website for the minimum qualifications for the degree program and the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program’s graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility, and application process. Before official admissions to the University of Missouri, your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied.

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