About the Program
Our expanding program consists of several faculty members. Additional
participating faculty members belong to interdepartmental programs,
such as Toxicology, Food Science and Technology,
Genetics, Reproduction, and Neuroscience. Faculty and graduate
students in the program also are conducting research and receiving
training that spans the spectrum of acute and chronic diseases of
importance to domestic and wild animal and human populations.
The graduate program in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public
Health offers a M.S. in epidemiology (thesis option) and a
departmental Ph.D. (with emphasis in veterinary epidemiology) which
prepares students for leadership roles in epidemiological study
design, evaluation, and professional research, in both animal and
human populations. Completion of a dissertation is required for the
Ph.D. degree through this program. In addition, a thesis or
non-thesis M.S. degree in Veterinary Public Health is offered with
approval of a program faculty advisor.
Enrollment and Opportunities
The program enrolls approximately 10-20 graduate students and offers numerous
opportunities for student collaboration and faculty. Admission to
the program in veterinary epidemiology and public health requires
approval by each of the program, the Veterinary Integrative
Biosciences Department, and the Texas A&M University Office of
Our department has ongoing collaborative relationships with the
DHS National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense
, the Texas Animal Health
Commission , the USDA Southern Plains
Research Facility , and multiple
departments throughout the Texas A&M University System.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information, or
with any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you!