Collaborative Specialization in One Health

CSOH

The Collaborative Specialization in One Health (CSOH) prepares future leaders for the complex challenges at the confluence of human, animal, and environmental health, working across disciplinary boundaries, conducting multidisciplinary research, mobilizing knowledge, and informing policy.

Doctoral and Master’s (thesis or course work and major research paper) students wishing to undertake graduate studies with emphasis on One Health will be admitted by a participating department and will register in both the participating department and in the collaborative specialization.

Participating Departments

Animal Biosciences (MSc, PhD), Biomedical Sciences (MBS, MSc, PhD), Computational Sciences (PhD), Computer Science (MSc), Engineering (MEng, MASc, PhD), Environmental Sciences (MES, MSc, PhD), Food Science (MSc, PhD), Geography (MA, MSc, PhD), History (MA, PhD), Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (MSc, PhD), Integrative Biology (MSc, PhD), Molecular and Cellular Biology (MSc, PhD), Pathobiology (MSc, PhD), Political Science (MA, PhD), Population Medicine (MSc, PhD), Philosophy (MA, PhD), Public Issues Anthropology (MA), and Rural Planning and Development (MSc)

Admissions

Prospective Students

Prospective students can apply at the time of their application to the University of Guelph. This process has two stages. First, prospective students need to apply to their primary program of interest and identify that they are also interested in the collaborative specialization as a focus. If the student is admitted to the primary program, the second stage is admission to the collaborative specialization. Applications are forwarded to the Graduate Program Coordinator and preliminary acceptance is granted to all qualified candidates following completion of the Declaration of Commitment Form (see below, under Supporting Documentation).

Upon acceptance, all enrolled students will be required to submit a Letter of Intent briefly outlining their interest in One Health and explaining how their area of research will apply a One Health approach (see below, under Supporting Documentation). This is due November 1 and will be reviewed by the specialization’s Graduate Program Coordinator and a committee of 3-5 faculty from different colleges. This letter must be deemed satisfactory based on the rubric in order for the student to be considered eligible to continue in the program. All successful students will be notified by December 1.

Current Students

Students can apply to the collaborative specialization while in program, as long as they have sufficient time to complete all the requirements. To apply, students are required to submit a Letter of Intent briefly outlining their interest in One Health and explaining how their area of research will apply a One Health approach (see below, under Supporting Documentation). This is due November 1 and will be reviewed by the specialization’s Graduate Program Coordinator and a committee of 3-5 faculty from different colleges. This letter must be deemed satisfactory based on the rubric in order to be considered for admission into the program. All successful students will be notified by December 1.

Supporting Documentation

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Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies | One Health

Collaborative Specialization in One Health Information Session (September 2020)
Dr. Katie Clow, Graduate Program Coordinator, provides an overview of the graduate Collaborative Specialization in One Health (CSOH) and information about the admission process. Attendee questions are also answered.

Graduate Program Coordinator

Dr. Katie Clow
519-824-4120 ext 53944 | kclow@uoguelph.ca