One Health

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.

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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.

Get hands-on training and experience

  • Work with community members to identify One Health challenges and interview experts in both traditional and western scientific knowledge. At the conclusion of the master’s degree program, you’ll create and present a management plan to address a real-world problem that you’ve worked with the community to identify.

Focus your degree in Community Advocacy or Biomedical Sciences

  • We offer a wide range of courses from multiple disciplines to cover the social, cultural, governmental and scientific realities that influence One Health. Our faculty and advising staff will work with you to choose courses that best complement your experience and goals.

Complete your master’s degree in one year

  • You can complete the master’s degree in One Health in one year, allowing you to apply to medical school, veterinary school or other professional and upper level graduate programs with valuable graduate experience and a diverse skill set.






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