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What will I learn?

The Department of Public Health in conjunction with the College of Veterinary Medicine, is proud to offer a dual DVM/MPH degree. Students can earn an MPH in the veterinary public health concentration while simultaneously earning a DVM. The program allows students to complete both degrees in less time than would be required to earn both degrees independently. Students must be admitted to the DVM program first and can then enter the MPH program during their first year of veterinary school.

Needs and opportunities for veterinarians are expanding in organizations ranging from public agencies dealing with animal and human health, to agencies and corporations charged with food safety and security from the farm to the consumer level. The demand is increasing for veterinarians with additional education in food safety, food and animal production, zoonotic diseases, biosecurity, research methods and public policy. The veterinary degree alone is not enough to prepare veterinarians to meet these challenges and opportunities. A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is an excellent and necessary addition to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree for those individuals wanting to make a career in public health and service.

Credit Hours Required

  • 180 credit hours
    • 153 credit hours for the DVM that accepts 7 credit hours from the MPH, for 146 credit hours
    • 42 credit hours for the MPH that accepts 8 hours from the DVM, for 34 credit hours

Which department am I in?

College of Veterinary Medicine

Study options

Full Time (180 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,798.00 per year
USD $31,798 for Master degree; USD $57, 152 for Doctoral degree

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022


College of Veterinary Medicine

2407 River Drive,



37996, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To qualify for the degree, a student must maintain a graduate GPA of a B average (3.00) or above in the 30 semester credit hours comprising the Master of Accountancy program.

For international students

Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency. A non-U.S. degree must be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from the United States and must be accredited by its regional or national accreditation agency.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5
  • TOEFL (Paper-based) score of 550
  • TOEFL (iBT) score of 80

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Tennessee

Internationals get to participate in exciting hands-on experiences that are invaluable for future careers.

  • Tennessee’s flagship university
  • 80% of graduates in employment or further study in 6 months
  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • Up to USD 18,000 per year in financial aid

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