Texas Tech University

Graduate Program Overview


The School of Veterinary Medicine offers a PhD graduate program in One Health Sciences to align with the current demand for interdisciplinary/interprofessional approach to improve public health. The program is designed to train scientists with a broader vision of One Health, interfacing animal, human, and ecological health from local and global perspectives and everything in between.

The program incorporates the One Health competency into the curriculum and evaluation. Students will demonstrate proficiencies in communication, collaboration, teamwork, leadership, systems thinking, and management while successfully addressing the current and emerging One Health challenges. 

Interested students are encouraged to contact faculty at the School of Veterinary Medicine to explore potential research projects in one of the school's five areas of research excellence: One Health; Disease Ecology, Prevention and Management; Andragogical Scholarship; Sustainability of Animal Agriculture; and Molecular Mechanisms of Diseases.

Application requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Education history
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Fall 2024 priority application deadline is November 30, 2023.

The international student application deadline is March 15, 2024.

The domestic student application deadline is May 15, 2024.

The PhD program will be full-time, face-to-face at the School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo, Texas. Graduate students must complete 72 credit hours, of which 18 will be core courses and 12 will be dissertation hours. Of the remaining 42 credit hours, students will select from electives to build expertise.

Please read the PhD in One Health Sciences Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine Graduate Student Handbook, to understand the program's policies and procedures.