Exciting and Important One Health degree program...




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“Conservation medicine focuses on health relationships occurring at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment, and seeks to develop and apply health management practices, policies and programs that sustain biodiversity and protect the ecosystems essential to animal and human health. The Center for Conservation Medicine (Tufts CCM) takes a unique interdisciplinary approach to ecosystem health. Through the practice of Conservation Medicine, Tufts CCM brings together veterinarians, physicians, ecologists, and conservation professionals to develop education and research activities that explore the relationships among animal, human, and environmental health.

Conservation Medicine is an emerging interdisciplinary field that incorporates the tools and perspectives of many different scientific and medical professions in order to solve complex global health problems such as controlling disease in wildlife populations to help protect human and animal health, and preserve species biodiversity.”

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA. 01536 (USA)


The continued emergence of new diseases from wild animals, the effects of human activities on endangered species, and the impact of climate change on biodiversity are just a few of the topics to be examined in a new and novel Master of Science in Conservation Medicine degree program at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. The MS in Conservation Medicine is designed to prepare students from varied backgrounds for a career in conservation medicine.


Tufts University’s program in Conservation Medicine is an intensive 12-month professional master’s degree, which will build upon the expertise each student brings to the program.  It is designed to provide graduates with foundational knowledge in the various contributing fields of conservation medicine, and develop their team building, organizational and leadership skills necessary for successful implementation of real world conservation efforts.  


Since many disciplines are involved in conservation medicine, the MS in Conservation Medicine seeks a diversity of backgrounds, including; veterinarians, epidemiologists, natural and social scientists, engineers, public health and medical professionals, lawyers, policy and wildlife professionals, and others interested in applying their expertise to conservation medicine issues.


Deadline for applications is April 1.  Classes start in the Fall.

Learn more about Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine and to apply on-line visit our program website at:

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Provided by:


Gretchen E. Kaufman, DVM, Director

Department of Environmental and Population Health

Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

200 Westboro Rd.

North Grafton, MA. 01536

Master of Science (MS) in Conservation Medicine Program