Graduate Certificate


The VPM certificate was designed specifically for distance students, who can take advantage of all of the technological capabilities of the computer and internet. For the most part, students will not find lecture videos of their instructor, but will be able to interact with their instructor in the form of online Office Hours using video conference software (i.e. Zoom). A graduate certificate in Veterinary Preventive Medicine requires a minimum of 15 credits distributed across a minimum of 10 credits of core courses and 5 credits of elective courses. Distance course sections are identified with WWW in the schedule of Classes.  

Certificate required core courses (7 credits)
STAT 587*  Statistical Methods for Research Workers 4 credits Fall, Spring & Summer
VDPAM 528  Principles of Epidemiology and Population Health 3 credits Spring
Remaining 3 core credits can be selected from
VDPAM 527  Applied Statistical Methods in Population Studies 3 credits Alt. Fall, Odd
VDPAM 529  Epidemiological Methods in Population Research 3 credits Alt. Fall, Even
VDPAM 560 Ecology of Infectious Disease 3 credits

Alt. Spring, Odd

VDPAM 562X Applied Diagnostic Technologies 3 credits Alt. Fall, Even
VDPAM 564 Animal Welfare Science and Research 3 credits Alt. Spring, Even
VDPAM 567X Design and Implementation of Field Trials 3 credits Alt. Fall, Odd

* available online in Spring semesters

The remaining 5 or more elective credits can be any approved Iowa State University graduate level or dual listed course including, but not limited to, any remaining core courses. With the permission of the Director of Certificate Education, students may also take graduate level courses at another approved institution to fulfill the requirements of the certificate.