Improve Public Health Through Veterinary Science
The veterinary public health degree builds on the expertise of USU’s School of Veterinary Medicine by offering specialized training in the emerging public health discipline One Health. This discipline recognizes the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. For example, six out of 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals. Learn to work with veterinarians, ecologists, and physicians to monitor and control public health threats.
Degree at a Glance
*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2021-2022 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.
Career Outlook for Graduates
Graduates combine their knowledge of public health, veterinary medicine, and ecology to monitor and control public health, food safety, and environmental threats. This degree allows graduates to work and collaborate across a wide array of disciplines, including veterinarians, ecologists, and medical professionals.
- Public Health Veterinarian
- Veterinary Epidemiologist
- Animal Food Safety Specialist
- Wildlife Public Health Specialist
Why Earn a Veterinary Public Health Degree from USU Online
USU’s veterinary public health degree builds on the strong foundations of the university’s School of Veterinary Medicine. The same faculty who teach at USU's main campus also teach the online courses. You will have added flexibilty through the online format, allowing you to continue your current career.
This program is a member of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), allowing all students from the majority of the western states to qualify for in-state tuition, rather than paying the larger out-of-state tuition.
Resources for Online Students
For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.
The First Step is a Conversation. Talk to Jane.
Emma Jane Kelly
DVM, DACVPM, DACVM
Clinical Professor, Dept. of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Science