Masters of Public Health (MPH) Programs:
Cornell/Minnesota DVM-MPH Degree Program:
The University of Minnesota offers a Veterinary Public Health MPH program for current DVM students. The majority of the coursework is online and can be completed over the summer. You can transfer up to 14 of your Cornell DVM credits and count them toward your MPH, saving you time and money. It is feasible for students to finish this MPH concurrently with the DVM program at Cornell, earning both degrees in four years. The University of Minnesota has partnerships with other veterinary schools to offer this dual degree, so it is also a great way to get to know the future public health professionals across the country!
Cornell MPH program:
In Fall of 2017, Cornell’s first group of MPH students is beginning their coursework. This degree is campus-wide, but granted through the College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently, the MPH offers two concentrations – Infectious Disease Epidemiology, and Food Systems for Health. Students may choose a two year full-time program, a one-year full-time accelerated program, or a part-time MPH program. In the future, DVM students will be able to pursue the MPH concurrently with their veterinary studies. As of right now, veterinary students looking to enroll in the Cornell MPH program would spend one additional year at the Ithaca campus working solely on MPH work after graduating with a DVM.