Prolong life and promote health

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: School of Health Professions | Department of Public Health
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Council on Education for Public Health
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 45
  • Estimated program cost: $21,043.35*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

How an online veterinary public health master’s degree can help you

The online veterinary public health master’s from MU is the first fully online program of its kind in the United States. If you want training in zoonotic disease prevention, food safety and other emerging issues in animal and human health, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Epidemiologists

Typical job titles for graduates

  • Epidemiologist
  • Environmental health specialist
  • Biostatistician
  • Research coordinator
  • Infection control officer
  • Community health worker

Program structure and topics

The online master’s in veterinary public health is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in three years.

Course work covers

  • Biostatistics
  • Emerging zoonoses, pathogens and diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Food safety
  • Public health research methods
  • Principles of public health

Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award

Are you a veteran, active duty service member, Reservist, National Guardsman, or a military spouse or dependent and want to study online?

See if you’re eligible for the Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award.

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