Masters of Public Health

MPH Program Update

The CFSPH is not currently accepting applications for Adjunct Instructor positions (associated with the University of Iowa Master of Public Health Program). Should funding for these positions become available, application deadlines will be announced here and with an advertisement in JAVMA.

Thank you for your patience and for additional information, contact Dr. Danelle Bickett-Weddle at or by calling 515.294.1492.

Public health is an extremely large, multi-disciplinary field with many professions working together to safeguard and improve the health of people all across the globe. Veterinarians, with their extensive scientific and medical knowledge, are well qualified to address many of the diverse health problems that today's fast growing populations face. Of the 1,415 known pathogens of humans, 61.6% have an animal origin.

The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University, working with the University of Iowa -- College of Public Health, is increasing the pool of veterinarians working in public health. Veterinarians can work on issues involving epidemiology, food safety, occupational health, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, bioterrorism, drug or vaccine safety, or any one of the myriad sub-fields of public health.

MPH program at the University of Iowa for veterinarians:

MPH Program at the University of Iowa for veterinary students:

To apply: