DVM-MPH Program & Admissions
- The DVM-MPH dual degree program is a 5-year, concurrent Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health degree program.
- The MPH program will grant credit for the following DVM courses — Bacteriology/Mycology (IDIS 5130/5130L), Veterinary Virology (IDIS 5140/5140L) and Veterinary Parasitology (IDIS 5200/5200L) — not to exceed a total of 9 elective credit hours towards the MPH degree.
- Students are required to enroll in the following courses: POPH 5180 (Veterinarians & Public Health), POPH 5230 (Special Topics in Population Health-journal club), IDIS 5300 Veterinary Emergency Preparedness and Response) and IDIS/VBDI 5230S (Special Topics in Public Health, Community Engagement and Service Learning in Veterinary Medicine). Students must also enroll in POPH 5900 (Studies in Population Health), for 6 weeks (6 credit hours) of a Veterinary-Public Health related externship experience. See table below for semesters in which these courses apply.
- Veterinary students must submit a Declaration of Intent form during their freshman or sophomore year. Acceptance into the program will be conferred by the DVM/MPH dual degree advisory committee.
- Students will fulfill the elective requirements of their chosen area of emphasis public/corporate practice, population health, mixed animal, etc.)
- Students will complete the required weeks of experiential learning (rotations) for the DVM degree.
- Students accepted into the program will complete Graduate School (degree code 817) and SOPHAS applications for admission to the MPH. Applications should be completed during the fall of Year 4.
- DVM tuition will be required while enrolled in only DVM courses, MPH tuition will be required when MPH classes are taken. Dual degree stipends and MPH assistantships are competitive and are awarded based on application and interview.
- Veterinary curriculum
- Encouraged to apply to Georgia Veterinary Scholars Program (GVSP)
- Enroll in POPH 5180 and IDIS/VBDI 5230S electives
- Encouraged to participate in GVSP if accepted
- May enroll in POPH 5900 (6 credit hours); 6 weeks of experiential learning in Veterinary Public Health related externship if not participating in GVSP
- POPH 5230 and IDIS 5300
- POPH 5180 and IDIS/VBDI 5230S (if not previously taken)
- Enroll in area of emphasis electives
- Enroll in POPH 5900 (6 credit hrs); 6 weeks of experiential learning - Veterinary Public Health related externship
- POPH 5230 and IDIS 5300 (if not previously taken)
- Enroll in area of emphasis electives
- 7 weeks of DVM courses
- Begin clinical rotations
- Clinical rotations
- Clinical Rotations
- Veterinary Board Exams
- Complete Graduate School & SOPHAS applications for admission to MPH program
- Start MPH courses
- participate in DVM commencement exercises if desired
- MPH internship (PBHL 7560)
- MPH courses
- MPH CAPSTONE Project
- Graduate School commencement
- Clinical rotations continues
- DVM degree awarded
You must fulfill the admission requirements listed here:
- Submit the DVM-MPH Declaration of Intent form and required materials no later than November 1 during Year 2 of the DVM curriculum to the Office of Graduate Affairs (CVM Suite 226) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- After applications have been reviewed, selected applicants will interview with the DVM-MPH Advisory Committee.
- Receive formal acceptance from DVM-MPH Advisory Committee
- Submit formal application to the Graduate School during the Fall of Year 4
- Submit formal application to the College of Public Health during the Fall of Year 4
College of Public Health
Visit the UGA College of Public Health website for more information about the College and their programs. If you have additional questions regarding the DVM-MPH application process and program, please contact the Office of Graduate Affairs at email@example.com.