O.H.M., One Health
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.
- Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited University in the United States or a foreign equivalent.
- Applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
- 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.
- Applicants must submit names and contact information for three individuals who can address their preparedness for the One Health Master’s.
- Applicants must submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
- 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).
- 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).
- 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 F615||One Health Concepts||2|
|DVM F620||One Health Challenges in the Circumpolar North||3|
|DVM F621||One Health Colloquium||4|
|ACNS F600||Perspectives on the North||3|
|DVM F714||Preventative Veterinary Medicine||4|
|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
|Complete 11-12 credits from the following: 1||11-12|
|Introduction to Biology of Cancer|
|Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology|
|Veterinary Pathology/Biology of Disease I|
Other courses may be substituted with approval of OHM Faculty.
|Complete 12 credits from the following:||12|
|Northern Indigenous Peoples and Contemporary Issues|
|International Relations of the North|
|Political Economy of the Global Environment|
|20th-century Circumpolar History|
|Community Healing and Wellness|
|Political Economy of the Circumpolar North|