One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem*. It is a cultural and behavioral concept with socioeconomic elements and impact.

*a biological community of living organisms (humans, animals, plants, and microbes) and their physical environment interacting as a system

Certificate Program Requirements


  1. Graduate and professional students enrolled in the certificate program are required to complete four courses and one approved elective.
  2. DVM and MD students get 4 years to complete program. If you are not a veterinary medical or human medical student you will have one full academic year to complete the program.
  3. The elective courses may be graduate level courses offered by a department outside of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the Texas A&M Health Science Center.


  1. Graduate and professional students who anticipate completing the certificate program should discuss their plans to complete the certificate program with their dissertation or professional school chairs.
  2. Students can enroll in the certificate program by filling out the application and emailing Merrideth Holub at The enrollment is non-binding.
  3. The program is open to Texas A&M University students only.


Elective Substitutions

In exceptional cases, students will be allowed permission to substitute for an elective course with either a health-related graduate level course or other graduate level courses taken outside of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Students who wish to apply for an elective credit for a course that is not on the list of approved courses should seek permission from the One Health Coordinator before taking the course. Course elective substitutions will not be approved after the third week of course start date.