Why get your Master in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) Degree?
- US News and World Report has ranked UC Davis School of Vet Med first in the US four years in a row
- Complete this master's degree, which can lead to ACVPM board eligibility, in 1 to 3 years. The program is open to veterinarians and other professionals in One Health. Many students take this introduction to research on to earn a Ph.D.
- Our curriculum includes comprehensive training in epidemiology and statistics to empower you to design your own research and interventions in the real world.
- Core courses and electives include Leadership, Information Management, Infectious Disease, Modeling, Spatial Epidemiology, and more.
- ACVPM-board eligible students receive training to support certification in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
- For 50 years, our graduates have found work in academia, government, non-profits, agencies, and more.
If you are or will be enrolled in a DVM course of study, you are eligible for the DVM/MPVM Dual Degree. We offer financial aid and one-on-one advising to prospective students, including international students. Study in beautiful Davis, California located mid-way between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. For more information, contact MPVM Chair Dr. Janet Foley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal research - Cattle and range management - Community development - Discovery - Economics and management - Ecosystem health- Emergency preparedness and response - Epidemiology - Food safety- Global health- Government agencies- Herd health- International agriculture and development - Laboratory animal medicine and management - Leadership - Livestock and production- One health- Planetary health- Health policy- Public health- Regulatory medicine- Research - Shelter medicine - Small ruminant management - Teaching - Vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology - Wildlife health and management - Zoonotic and vector-borne disease
Who is eligible?
We encourage you to apply if you hold a DVM or equivalent degree allowing you to practice veterinary medicine in your country, hold an MD or equivalent, or have considerable professional experience in an allied field with at least a bachelor’s degree. You need a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and must either be a native English speaker or pass a standardized English test. See “How to apply” for details.
How to apply
Start your application here at the Grad Studies application portal (https://grad.ucdavis.edu/apply). Visit "How to Apply" for information on Financial Aid, transcripts, English requirements, and other details to support your application.
- MPVM Admission
- 2015 MPVM Student Handbook (pdf)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Services for International Students and Scholars
- SISS Handbook
About Our Community
People say that Davis is an hour from everything- Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada, and the San Francisco Bay area. We are a small city, extremely bicycle friendly, with a thriving organic and local foods scene, restaurants offering dozens of different cuisines, and arts. Visit links below to learn about our multi-cultural and academically diverse campus, our community, and some hints for making the move.
- University of California, Davis
- Housing Information, City of Davis
- City of Davis
- City of Davis Maps
- International House
- Map of the School of Vet Med