About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of chronic and infectious disease; zoonoses and food-borne disease; nutritional, occupational, reproductive and wildlife epidemiology; and the development of new epidemiologic and biostatistical methods. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in the concepts and methods in biology, economics, mathematics and statistics with the goals of understanding the distribution and determinants of disease, injury, and impaired productivity in populations and recommending actions for prevention or control.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

School of Veterinary Medicine

Major Code
QE Exception: No outside member needed

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
Priority: Dec 15, 2023
General: Feb 15, 2024
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 15, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2024

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Christi Boyter

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Christopher Barker

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Primary Contact
Christopher Barker

Advisor: General
Beatriz Martinez Lopez
(530) 752-7675 | beamartinezlopez@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Studies Contacts

Senior Academic Advisor
Sarah Mooney
(530) 752-0650 | smooney@ucdavis.edu