University of Sydney

Faculty of Veterinary Science

Master of Veterinary Public Health


Sydney, New South


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Public Health; Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Public Health, Master of Veterinary Public Health

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Veterinary Public Health (VPH) is run entirely as a distance program, requiring no visits to Sydney. It is focused on the development of high-level technical skills and is designed for busy people who are working full time. Offered in conjunction with the Veterinary Public Health Management program and the Faculty of Medicine’s Master of Public Health, the postgraduate VPH program provides interaction between animal health professionals working in many parts of the world on a range of relevant issues. Developed in response to an increasing need for national confidence in the management of animal and public health issues, the VPH program covers scientific and technical disciplines relevant to the prevention of animal disease outbreaks and the management of animal health. Especially tailored for those unable to visit the Sydney campus, the program allows you to develop advanced skills in veterinary epidemiology, biostatistics, advanced data analysis, animal health economics and a range of other related areas which will enable you to contribute to the public and economic health of society. The VPH program is offered at graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master’s levels, allowing you to move between the levels in response to your changing professional or intellectual needs.


The Faculty holds and maintains continuous accreditation through the transition to a new veterinary program. Graduates of accredited programs are immediately eligible for registration with the Veterinary Practitioners Board in each state and territory in Australia. The course is also recognised internationally by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Students graduating from an AVMA accredited School have their degree recognised in North America and are entitled to sit the US National Veterinary Licensing Examinations.

International Student Requirements:

International students who can provide certified proof that their previous tertiary studies were conducted entirely in English are not required to provide further proof of English proficiency. Otherwise, we require a minimum: - IELTS of 7.0 with Writing and Speaking bands of 7.0, or - TOEFL 600 plus TWE 5.0, or - Computer-based TOEFL 250 plus Essay Rating 5.0. For information on IELTS and English language requirements for International students, visit the IELTS and The University of Sydney websites or contact Emmeline Yeo at +61 2 9036 6364 or email: Note: Applicants who do not meet the above English proficiency requirements but can demonstrate sufficient working knowledge required for study (e.g. those who nearly miss the cut-off criteria of English proficiency tests) can be considered for a non-award unit of study on a case by case basis. They can eventually apply for admission to a formal degree based on their performance in the unit of study.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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