One Health O.H.M.

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Minimum Requirements for One Health O.H.M.: 30 credits

Concentrations: Biomedical, Co-Production of Knowledge

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master's degree requirements.
One Health Program Requirements
Complete the following:
OH F615One Health Concepts2
OH F620One Health Challenges in the Circumpolar North3
OH F621One Health Colloquium4
DVM F714Preventative Veterinary Medicine4
RD F655Circumpolar Health Issues3
Complete one of the following:2-3
Communication and Diversity in the Professional World
Communicating Science
Complete one of the following:11-12
Co-Production of Knowledge
Total Credits30



Biomedical Concentration Requirements
Complete 11-12 credits from the following: 111-12
Environmental Toxicology
Introduction to Biology of Cancer
Veterinary Immunology
Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology
Veterinary Virology
Veterinary Pathology/Biology of Disease I
Environmental Economics
Total Credits11-12

Other courses may be substituted with the approval of OHM faculty.

Co-Production of Knowledge

Co-Production of Knowledge Concentration Requirements
Complete 11-12 credits from the following: 111-12
Indigenous Ways of Healing
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Sustainability in the Changing North
Community Healing and Wellness
Political Economy of the Circumpolar North
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Community-based Research Methods
Total Credits11-12

Other courses may be substituted with the approval of OHM faculty.

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

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 3.0 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 two 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.

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.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Identify and engage stakeholders who play a role in management of a One Health challenge
  • Convey persuasive position in oral and written format in a public forum
  • Demonstrate understanding of complex cultural and scientific situations in the circumpolar North, and explain them in a One Health framework to a diverse audience
  • Identify ways to synergize traditional knowledge and western knowledge
  • Utilize a One Health approach to integrate human health, animal heath, and environmental health into a comprehensive management plan to manage a problem in the circumpolar north; the skills developed in coursework should be utilized in all aspects of this management plan