X. Collaborative Specializations

One Health

Doctoral Collaborative Specialization

Admission Requirements

Doctoral students in the Collaborative Specialization in One Health must meet the admission requirements of the participating department in which they are enrolled. The application process has two stages. First, prospective students will apply to their primary program of interest, identifying interest in the collaborative specialization as a focus. If the student is admitted to the primary program, the second stage is then admission to the collaborative specialization. Applicants will be required to submit a letter of interest (maximum 500 words) briefly outlining their interest in One Health and explaining how their area of research will align with One Health and intersect with all three pillars (animals, humans, and the environment).

All applications to participate in the Collaborative Specialization in One Health will be reviewed by the specialization’s Graduate Program Coordinator and a committee of 3-5 faculty from different colleges.

Program Requirements

Doctoral students in the Collaborative Specialization in One Health must complete:

ONEH*6000 [0.50] One Health Approaches to Research
ONEH*6200 [0.50] Doctoral Seminar in One Health

And successfully defend a thesis that applies a One Health approach. At least one member of the student’s advisory committee must be a core graduate faculty member of the Collaborative Specialization in One Health. Students that previously completed ONEH*6000 as part of the master’s collaborative specialization will be exempt from retaking it as part of the doctoral collaborative specialization; however, they will still be required to complete the final Research Proposal and Presentation assignment. Requirements of this collaborative specialization may also serve as elective requirements in the student’s home program.

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1