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MS in Conservation Medicine

Make an Impact on the Environment and Ecosystem

MS in Conservation Medicine

Training the Next Generation to Solve Global Issues

MCM graduates are a well-trained cohort of transdisciplinary, passionate individuals committed to working together to identify, improve and solve issues negatively impacting today's complex world.

The MS in Conservation Medicine (MCM) uses a One Health approach to address urgent issues facing our planet, including emerging and resurging diseases, habitat use conflicts, environmental contamination, ecosystem and climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem function degradation.

Beyond the Classroom and Laboratory

MCM Community: Impacting the World

MCM students are passionate problems solvers, by nature.  They are action-oriented individuals trained to investigate problems beyond STEM disciplines integrating political, social, cultural, economic and other factors to help solve global health issues.  

Students enter the MCM program with unique experiences, passions, and perspectives.  They network amongst each other, faculty and guest lecturers to motivate each other, learn from one another other, share thoughts and viewpoints, and tackle problems.

Through small group learning, individual mentoring, capstone project work and hands-on externship experiences,  MCM students gain practical knowledge to address complex issues affecting our world today.  

 

The Things You Will Learn and Do

Collaborate with an impressive network of experts and instructors.

Apply your own expertise, skills, and interests to a year-long, self-directed Case Study Project

Immerse yourself in a four-week "real-world" conservation medicine externship.

A Network of Experts

Our Many Faculty, Experts and Mentors

Here are just a few of our faculty, expert, and mentors who are part of the MCM program. Click on a name to learn more about that person or browse all our faculty, expert, and mentors.

Janetrix Hellen Amuguni, BVM, MA, PhD

Course Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health

Dr. Hellen Amuguni is a veterinarian with doctoral training in Infectious Diseases. She is a Research Assistant Professor in th...Continue reading

Julie C. Ellis, MS, PhD

Course Director, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health

David Gute, MPH, PhD

Course Director, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University School of Engineering

Rebecca Harris, PhD

Course Director, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health

Stephen H. Levine, MS, PhD

Course Director, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University School of Engineering

Felicia B. Nutter, DVM, PhD, DACZM

Course Director, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health

Alison H Robbins - MS, DVM

Assistant Director, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Dr. Robbins is the Assistant Director for the Masters’ Program in Conservation Medicine, and a Research Assistant Professor i...Continue reading

Jessica Sparks, MCM '14, PhD Candidate

Course Director, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health

Carolyn Talmadge, MS

Course Director, Sr. GIS Specialist, Tufts Technology Services, Tufts University

Christopher A. Whittier, DVM, PhD

Program Director, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine

I joined Cummings School faculty in 2013 as a research assistant professor and Director of the MS in Conservation Medicine Prog...Continue reading

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Faculty

Our multidisciplinary network of faculty and experts gives our students a broad perspective and possible future career opportunities.

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MCM Experience

Students collaborate with an impressive network of experts and instructors, do a self-directed Case Study Project, and immerse themselves in a conservation medicine externship.

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Curriculum

The interdisciplinary, team-taught courses are designed to provide graduates with foundational knowledge in the various contributing fields of conservation medicine.

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Student Profiles

Learn more about the backgrounds, research interests and career aspirations of students in the MCM program

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Admissions

Applicants must meet all application requirements and submit an online application by one of the rolling deadlines to be considered for admission to the program.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of the MCM Program are more competitive for admission to doctoral level programs, fellowships, and internships, as well as for positions in many areas of conservation.

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See what our alumni are doing

Graduates of the Master of Science in Conservation Medicine (MCM) are uniquely prepared to become leaders in many critical areas of conservation medicine. Whether they enter the work force, advance to higher degrees, or pursue research, they do so with both the knowledge and hands-on experience to succeed, and the collaboration skills and appreciation of One Health initiatives to make a difference.

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Dr. Estefania Parra Ochoa

MCM '17

Working with the Loon Rangers at LPC. Dr. Estefania Parra Ochoa, MCM’17, discusses her externship with the the Loon Preservation Committee (LPC)

Read about her experiences

Ben Sawicki

Ben Sawicki

MCM '15

Just before sunrise, when the water is calm in the Sea of Cortez and dolphins often slowly travel by, you can find Ben Sawicki on the bow of the MV Farley Mowat.

Read about his conservation efforts

Esty-Yanco

Esty Yanco

MCM '16

Esty discusses her research projects, what inspires her about compassionate conservation, and what success looks like to her.

Read Esty's Profile

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Our program directors, faculty, alumni and current students would be happy to talk with you and answer your questions specifically.

For additional information or questions about the MS in Conservation Medicine program, please contact:

Center for Conservation Medicine
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536

Phone: 508-887-4812

mcm@tufts.edu