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Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

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Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health


Shaping tomorrow's leaders

Graduate Program Growth

The graduate program in global animal health continues its growth-34 students from 16 countries are pursuing a MS or PhD with one of the Allen School faculty. Exemplifying the program is Dr. Petronella Hove. Petronella is Zimbabwean and received her BVSc (DVM equivalent) from the University of Zimbabwe and a MPH from the University of Missouri. She is working on the pathogenesis of Relapsing Fever, with Allen School professor Dr. Troy Bankhead.

Fostering Growth

Washington State University is fostering growth of graduate programs within the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Thanks to funds

From an anonymous private donor, the WSU Graduate School has provided $500,000 over a five-year period to support graduate programs offered through the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health: Infectious diseases and immunology, and Interdisciplinary.

Students will develop an understanding of interactions among business, governments, inter-governmental agencies, and public interests as they relate to science-based animal health and food policy development.

Unique aspects of the programs

  • Multidisciplinary curricula. Integrating research on disease transmission and prevention with economics, policy, and political science
  • Real-world education. Blending rigorous academic training with experiential learning
  • Learning from leaders in the discipline. Providing students with opportunities to work with top scientists, practitioners, and leaders in global animal health, both on campus and in the field.