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. Students interested in pursuing a degree must complete the online application to the Graduate School. Interested students are encouraged to contact faculty at the School of Veterinary Medicine to explore potential research projects.

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 14 will be core courses and 12 will be dissertation hours. Of the remaining 46 credit hours, students will select from electives to build expertise 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.

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.