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Curriculum in DVM/Master of Public Health Program

A complete course list can be found on the Tufts University School of Medicine's DVM/MPH Courses page.

The DVM/MPH program consists of a combination of classroom and public health course work. In the first two years, students take public health core courses on Tuesday afternoons in place of the weekly, pre-clinical field or research selectives pursued by other veterinary students. Special four-week blocks of time are reserved for elective courses in the spring of the third and fourth years. With the program director's permission, MPH courses offered outside the combined-degree track may be substituted for up to four elective course credits.

In addition, students participate in an eight-week summer field experience during the summer between their first and second years, and an in-depth practicum in public health, Applied Learning Experience.

The DVM/Master of Public Health program is designed to prepare veterinary students for a career in public health, or to better apply the principles of epidemiology and public health to more traditional forms of practice or research.