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One Health

Master of Science

Next start date is August 12. No GRE needed and applying is free!!

Shape a world where humans,

animals, and the environment thrive together.


Ready to confront global crises head-on? Our degree in One Health prepares you to address urgent challenges like public health emergencies, biodiversity loss, and climate change. This interdisciplinary program emphasizes collaboration across human, animal, and environmental sectors. Learn to break down silos, promote solidarity, and advocate for environmental justice to create positive change for a healthier, more resilient future.

Program Overview


This MS in One Health program is grounded in the understanding that the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health is vital to create balanced and optimized well-being for all. By treating animal health and public health equitably, the curriculum creates an integrated approach to addressing the complex challenges at the intersection of health and the environment including new challenges posed by antimicrobial resistance, climate change, and biodiversity loss. Students will graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to the advancement of One Health principles in research, policy, and practice.


Career Outlook

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81k

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, including Health jobs in the U.S., 2022.

$76k

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, including Health average pay, 2022.

+8%

Estimated U.S. job growth for Environmental Scientists and Specialists,iIncluding Health jobs through 2032. 


*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics/O-Net. Unity Environmental University cannot guarantee employment. Salary data represents averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience.


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Experiential and Immersive Coursework

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Environmental Health and Ecosystems

This course explores the interconnections between environmental factors and health, analyzing how changes impact human and animal well-being. Students assess risks and devise mitigation strategies, covering environmental risk assessment, pollution control, antimicrobial resistance, climate change, and biodiversity conservation through practical applications and case studies.

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Animal Health and Well-being

This course explores animal health within the One Health framework, addressing disease identification, prevention, and control, including zoonotic diseases affecting both animals and humans. Students gain insights into the interconnectedness of animal and human health, examining ethical considerations and best practices for promoting the well-being of diverse animal species.

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Epidemiology and Zoonotic Disease

This course applies epidemiological principles to the One Health framework, exploring the interaction of human, animal, and environmental factors in disease dynamics. Students develop expertise in designing and conducting interdisciplinary epidemiological studies, analyzing health data across species, and creating strategies for disease surveillance and control. The emphasis is on collaborative approaches to address emerging infectious diseases and chronic health issues.


Degree Requirements and Courses


The Master’s in One Health degree requires 30 credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more requirements, view our full course catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is One Health?

    One Health is an interdisciplinary approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. It emphasizes collaboration among various sectors, including human health, veterinary medicine, environmental science, and other relevant disciplines. The goal of One Health is to achieve optimal health outcomes for people, animals, and ecosystems by addressing health issues at the intersection of these domains.

    This approach recognizes that the health of each is closely linked and that a comprehensive understanding and collaborative strategies are essential to prevent and control diseases, promote environmental sustainability, and ensure the well-being of all living organisms.

  • What courses will I be taking?

    Research Core: 15 credits

    • RSCH 510 Research Fundamentals 
    • MATH 510 Tools and Technologies for Data Analysis 
    • MATH 525 Quantitative Research Design and Statistics 
    • MATH 530 Qualitative Research Design and Statistics 
    • RSCH 610 Research Communication

    Major Program Core: 15 credits

    • HLTH 510 Introduction to One Health 
    • ESCI 510 Environmental Health and Ecosystems 
    • ANIM 525 Animal Health and Well-being 
    • HLTH 610 Epidemiology and Zoonotic Disease 
    • HLTH 615 Applied One Health Research and Project Management

    For course requirements and a better look into your program, view our full course catalog. Then apply online for free to get started.

  • How much does it cost?

    Your online education should be affordable and manageable. Our team of distance education concierges will work with you through the admissions process to help you plan and pay for your degree. Learn more about the costs here.

  • How fast can I finish?

    The timeframe for completion is up to you! Enroll in 6 credits per term and complete the program within just one year. Alternatively, opt for part-time study by taking one course at a time. Whichever path you choose, we’re here to support your educational journey every step of the way. Contact your concierge or advisor to create your personalized plan.


Program Features


Career Focus – Unity ranks in the top 15% of colleges for social mobility according to CollegeNET. Demand for employees with green skills is growing daily, and the sustainability core in every master’s program at Unity means that you’ll graduate with an environmental consciousness applicable to every career path.

Earn While You Learn – Our asynchronous model is designed to provide flexibility, allowing you to balance your studies with professional and personal commitments.

World Renowned Faculty – Learn from faculty who are working in their field, bringing their professional network and real-world insights into the virtual classroom, fostering valuable connections for your future career.

Applied Learning – You’ll be required to engage your local community and environment while completing your master’s degree, giving you practical, hands-on experience while allowing you to translate theoretical knowledge into real-world solutions. 

Personalized Support – You can rely on one-on-one professional advising, career support from your first day, unlimited mental health counseling, and more.



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