Master of Science in Epizootiology


This track is central to the change proposed for zoonoses containment capacity building in West Africa. Its curriculum development is underway and shall be flexible in subject combination, trans-disciplinary in nature, and uniquely designed to attract varied background for the attainment of the “One- Health” initiative. This program is particularly suitable for an immediate assistance to Sierra Leone and Liberia that have critically low veterinary manpower at the moment. The track provides courses that focus on concepts and practice of epizootiology, epizootiological basis of endemic, emerging and neglected zoonoses, diagnostic techniques and molecular characterization of the causal pathogens of zoonoses, design and Implementation of disease outbreaks Investigation, geo-referencing and mapping of disease risk factors (clusters, foci and hotspots), biological risk management planning, monitoring and evaluation of zoonoses control projects. It includes disease reporting competence.


Admission requirement for Master of Science in Epizootiology (Zoonoses Surveillance)

Applicants shall be required to have a minimum of Second Class Honour Lower Division in any degree in Community Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Animal Health, Animal Production, Biology, Zoology, Sociology, Statistics, Education and related biomedical subjects.The programme leading to the Award of MSc. degree in Epizootiology shall normally last for three semesters of fulltime, two of which would be spent on course work while the third would be spent on West African Fieldwork and research projects (A semester with CCPZ in the west coast of Africa). A student shall register for minimum of 30 units including all compulsory and required courses. To be awarded the MSc. degree in Epizootiology, a student must pass a minimum of 30 units which shall include all compulsory courses. All candidates must satisfy the minimum graduation requirements of the University of Ibadan.