About This Degree

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at USU trains students to be leaders in the field of Public Health. The MPH provides students with a strong educational and research foundation in biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, sociobehavioral public health, and public health policy and administration. MPH graduates will be prepared for careers in health care professions, academic institutions, local, state, and federal health agencies, private industry, and non-profit organizations.  

The Veterinary Public Health Degree builds on the program of the USU School of Veterinary Medicine by offering specialized training in the emerging Public Health discipline of One Health. Learn to work with veterinarians, ecologists, and physicians to monitor and control public health threats by applying the core disciplines of public health and specialized knowledge of veterinary medicine. Learn how diseases spread among people, animals and the environment. USU provides unique resources for the Veterinary Public Health MPH program with the School of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural Extension programs, diagnostic laboratories, Institute for Antiviral Research, and strong academic programs in climate sciences, ecology, and natural resources.

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Veterinarians who receive an MPH degree can increase their ability to become board certified in Veterinary Preventive Medicine and can seek out diverse positions in public health organizations, academia, and industry that offer opportunities for leadership roles, professional development, and higher pay and benefits. These organizations include:

  • Local, state, and federal health and environmental agencies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Health care organizations
  • Agricultural and food industries
  • International agricultural and development organizations

Potential positions for MPH graduates include:

  • Public health veterinarian
  • Veterinary epidemiologist
  • Animal food safety specialist
  • Wildlife public health specialist
  • Research and  management positions in government, academia, and industry

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If you are intending to complete this program online outside the state of Utah, please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state.

International Students

Online classes are not available to USU F-1 and J-1 sponsored students. International students sponsored by USU on a F-1 visa can study at Logan or Price campus and must register for face-to-face classes. International students sponsored by USU on a J-1 visa can study at Logan campus and must register for face-to-face classes.