Master’s Degree Program
Explore how the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment — and learn how to work together to develop effective public health management plans that will benefit your community.
The master’s degree in One Health at UAF is the only degree of its kind in Alaska and the Circumpolar North. Combining training and hands-on practice, the program is an integration of science, culture, history, communication and more. You can focus your One Health master’s degree in Community Advocacy or Biomedical Sciences.
You don’t need in-depth scientific knowledge or biomedical research experience to pursue your master’s in One Health at UAF — our program is about gathering expertise and communicating effectively to provide solutions. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills to manage One Health challenges at the community, state, federal and international level.
What is One Health?
One Health is an approach to designing and implementing public health programs, policies, legislation and research that emphasizes the link between human health, animal health and environmental health.
One Health isn’t a new concept, but it’s quickly gaining importance: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals. Factors such as climate change and human population growth are accelerating disruptions to habitat and environmental health.
One Health is interdisciplinary and inclusive. It relies on community members working with scientists, health practitioners, tribal leaders and government agency personnel. Through the One Health master’s program, you’ll learn to communicate effectively across these diverse stakeholder groups to create realistic, sustainable solutions that benefit public health.
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Why Study One Health at UAF?
At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll have a unique opportunity to explore One Health issues on the front lines of climate change at one of the top research universities in the world. You’ll also find a unique approach to solving public health and environmental health issues: we start at the community level and work outward, engaging stakeholders from local, state, national and international agencies along the way.
Here are more reasons to earn your master’s degree in One Health at UAF.
One Health, One Future
Explore Classes in the Master’s in One Health Program
Core courses provide training in communication, epidemiology, conflict resolution, cultural awareness and skills for gathering relevant data. A capstone project involves identifying the root causes of a One Health problem and building a comprehensive management plan to help solve it. Concentrations are available in Biomedical Sciences and Community Advocacy.
Master’s Degree Programs Related to One Health
Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST)
Designed especially for students from rural Alaska, the Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) program offers mentored undergraduate research training using the One Health concept.
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