Texas Tech University

One Health Sciences (PhD)

Please note that this program is pending Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) approval. However, we encourage interested students to apply via the link below.

The School of Veterinary Medicine offers a PhD graduate program in One Health Sciences to align with the current demand for the inclusion vision of 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 Ph.D. program will be full-time, face-to-face, housed at the School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo, Texas. Graduate students must complete 72 credit hours, of which 15 will be core courses and 12 will be dissertation hours. Of the remaining 42 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.

How to Apply