Accelerated MPH-DVM Program
Students must be currently enrolled in the professional DVM degree program at the University of Tennessee (DVM students) to enter the dual DVM-MPH program; all requirements for both the DVM and MPH degrees must be met for admission. DVM students may enroll in the program at any time during years 1 - 3, but progress and time to completion will be affected by when a student starts the dual program and how many courses are satisfactorily completed each semester. Students will be expected to complete MPH-specific courses during the two summers following the first and second years of veterinary school. Students will pay graduate tuition fees during the summer semester and professional DVM tuition during the fall and spring semesters. Degrees do not need to be awarded simultaneously; if a student has not completed the requirements for the MPH, the student may still receive the DVM but must complete the MPH requirements within one year to take advantage of the shared credits. If a dual student completes the MPH requirements, but does not complete the DVM, the student may still be awarded the MPH.
All core courses for the MPH program and requirements for the DVM program must be completed. Dual MPH-DVM students must also complete CEM 611 , CEM 506 , and EITHER CEM 507 or CEM 508 . An additional 4 elective credits approved by the advisor must also be completed.
Approved Dual Credit
Seven credits from the DVM program can be shared between the two degrees and applied to the MPH total credit count. These seven credits can be shared from any of the following courses: VMD 833 , VMD 836 , VMD 837 , VMD 864 , VMD 867 , or VMD 897 . Eight credits from the MPH program can be shared between the two degrees and applied to the DVM total credit count as electives. These eight credits can be shared from any of the following courses: CEM 506 , CEM 507 , CEM 508 , PUBH 587 , or PUBH 588 .