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DVM Professional Program

Ranked #3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and the only program to offer an onsite teaching animal unity that operates as a working farm.

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.

Learn about the UNC-MPH Program

This program accepts 1-3 exceptional NC State veterinary students per year.
Students may 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.

Program Details:

  1. Students can apply to the program in December of their second or third year after attending an informational session on the program.
  2. 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.
  3. Course work will be completed at UNC Chapel Hill with third year UNC medical students enrolled in the same program.
  4. Spring semester will include field work to allow the student an opportunity to pursue a research topic of interest.

  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 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
  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)