MPH Launches One-Of-A-Kind Online Veterinary Public Health Degree

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The University of Missouri is accepting applications for the nation’s first online veterinary public health master’s degree. The program is for those who want to lead global and regional efforts in food safety and zoonotic disease prevention. Watch: mizzoushp.smugmug.com/VPH... Demand for public health professionals in this specialization is expected to grow, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which projects a 23 percent growth rate through 2022 for health service workers, including those specializing in veterinary public health. “Human health is inextricably linked to animal health and production,” said Loren Schultz, DVM, PhD, associate teaching professor in the MU Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and emphasis area director for the new program. “Particularly in those parts of the world where animals provide, not just food and clothing, but also transportation and fuel.” The online master of public health degree with an emphasis in veterinary public health (VPH) serves...

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