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Combined DVM/MPH-Global Health Degree

Combine your DVM with a multidisciplinary focus on solving some of today’s greatest global health challenges.

Combined Degree: DVM/UNC MPH with Global Health Emphasis

This program combines the traditional 4 year veterinary curriculum with a 12 month, intensive, Masters of Public Health/Global Health program at the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Public Health. Students will join University of North Carolina medical students for the one-year Masters of Public Health curriculum.

Only 1-3 exceptional NC State veterinary students are accepted per year.
Students can be eligible after the completion of their second or third year of the veterinary curriculum. Students will return to the DVM curriculum after completion of the MPH.

Students can apply to the program in December of their second or third year after attending an informational session on the program. Students interested in applying are strongly encouraged to discuss their interest and plans with Dr. Andy Stringer, Director of Global Health Education in advance of their application.

Course work will be completed at UNC Chapel Hill with third year UNC medical students enrolled in the same program. Spring semester will include field work to allow the student an opportunity to pursue a research topic of interest.

CVM Global Health ProgramGlobal health is collaborative, transnational research and action to promote health for all.

In the coming decades many of the major challenges to human health will originate outside of the human health sector. These range from emerging zoonotic diseases to pollution and climate change. Tackling these challenges effectively will require multidisciplinary approaches with consideration given to the broader systems that encompass health.

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Program Details

The program has a Global Health emphasis. Students will have an opportunity to choose Global Health electives including the following examples:

  • Foundations of Global Public Health
  • Critical Issues in Global Public Health
  • Global Health Ethics

Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition for the MPH is between $ 18,000-20,000/year. Scholarships for at least some of the tuition costs may be available for exceptional students

Additional Information

For additional information on the program please contact Drs. Andy Stringer, Kate Meurs (Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies) and Dr. Laura Nelson(Associate Dean of Academic Affairs)