O.H.M., One Health

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One Health is an inherently interdisciplinary field, and there is no preferred background to succeed in the program. UAF welcomes applications from individuals who have backgrounds in natural or social science, health care, education, and a broad array of work and life experiences. Because the One Health Master’s focused on challenges in the circumpolar North, the degree will be of particular interest to individuals throughout that area; however, the concepts, tools and techniques that will be learned and practiced within the program can be applied to One Health challenges in any location.

Applications will close on June 1 each year and newly admitted students will enter the program in the fall semester. The OHM review committee will make final decisions on admissions. The OHM review committee will consist of representatives from both the social and natural sciences.

In addition to meeting the admission requirements for the master’s degree at UAF, students should also meet the following criteria when applying for admission to the One Health Master’s.

  1. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited University in the United States or a foreign equivalent.
  2. Applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
  3. Applicants must submit a letter of interest explaining their understanding of One Health and how they envision incorporating the One Health Master’s education in their future careers.
  4. Applicants must submit names and contact information for three individuals who can address their preparedness for the One Health Master’s.
  5. Applicants must submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  6. Additional requirements for the community advocate concentration: Undergraduate transcripts must include a minimum of 8 credits of natural science with labs, at least one of which must be general biology (BIOL F116X or equivalent), and one semester of basic statistics (STAT F200X or equivalent).
  7. Additional requirements for the biomedical sciences concentration: Undergraduate transcripts must include a minimum of 8 credits of biological sciences with labs (BIOL F115X and BIOL F116X or equivalent), 8 credits of general chemistry with labs (CHEM F105X and CHEM F106X or equivalent), and a semester-long course in basic statistics (STAT F200X or equivalent). 
  8. If you have any concerns about your preparedness or qualification for admission to this degree, please contact the degree program prior to application.

Minimum Requirements for One Health Master's Degree: 30 credits

Concentrations: Biomedical, Community Advocate

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Complete the Master's Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
One Health Program Requirements
DVM F615One Health Concepts2
DVM F620One Health Challenges in the Circumpolar North3
DVM F621One Health Colloquium4
ACNS F600Perspectives on the North3
DVM F714Preventative Veterinary Medicine4
Complete one from the following:3
Cross-cultural Conflict Analysis and Intervention
Communication and Diversity in the Professional World
Complete one of the following concentrations:11-12
Community Advocate Concentration
Biomedical Concentration



Complete 11-12 credits from the following: 111-12
Environmental Toxicology
Introduction to Biology of Cancer
Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology
Veterinary Pathology/Biology of Disease I
Veterinary Virology
Environmental Economics

Community Advocate

Complete 12 credits from the following: 112
Northern Indigenous Peoples and Contemporary Issues
International Relations of the North
Political Economy of the Global Environment
20th-century Circumpolar History
Environmental Economics
Community Healing and Wellness
Political Economy of the Circumpolar North