MS in Animals and Public Policy

MAPP students enter the program with different interests, skills, philosophies, and aspirations, but all share a passion for understanding human-animal relationships and promoting the status of animals in society.

Students in Action

Hear from students enrolled in the Masters in Animals and Public Policy Program at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine as they share their experiences.

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015
    Animal Matters Seminar Series: The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Animal Matters Seminar Series: The Challenges of Creating Zoos That Are Ethical Edens
  • Mon-Tues, Nov 30-Dec 1, 2015
    Dr. Temple Grandin: Livestock Behavior & Welfare: Experience, Research, and the Impact on My Life and Teaching
  • Monday, January 11, 2016
    MAPP Open House: Learn about the M.S. in Animals and Public Policy program, meet and hear from MAPP faculty and alumni, tour the campus.

The MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) is a program of the Center for Animals and Public Policy and is an intensive, 12-to-16-month graduate degree program that focuses on human-animal relationships and their implications for policy and community action.

MAPP graduates successfully pursue careers in policy-making, law-enforcement, advocacy, public education, research, animal shelter management, and applied animal behavior. They also have outstanding success obtaining advanced training in PhD programs, law, and veterinary medicine.