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MPH Curriculum


This is a cooperative program and courses are taught by both SDSU and USD.


Master of Public Health: Total 42 Credit Hours

Graduate Catalog

MPH Core Courses (33 credits)

Course NumberCourse Name
PUBH 701Biostatistics for Public Health
PUBH 702Public Health Theory and Practice
PUBH 710Epidemiology
PUBH 721Applied Practice Experience I
PUBH 722Applied Practice Experience II
PUBH 723Applied Practice Experience III
PUBH 729Leadership and Project Management in Public Health
PUBH 730Integrative Learning Experience
PUBH 733Environmental Health
PUBH 740Introduction to U.S. Health Systems and Policy
PUBH 750Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
PUBH 755Program Planning and Evaluation
PUBH 760Public Health and Native American Communities

Supporting Courses (9 credits; 6 credits must be from PUBH prefix courses)

Available through SDSU.

Course NumberCourse Name
PUBH 540Health Geography
PUBH 751Public Mental Health
PUBH 753Maternal and Child Health
PUBH 754Mixed Methods in Public Health Research
PUBH 761Social Epidemiology
PUBH 762Cultural Perspectives in Public Health
PUBH 764Applied Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
PUBH 767Public Health Toxicology
NUTR 660Maternal and Child Nutrition
NUTR 715Public Health Nutrition
NUTR 724Nutrition Education in the Community
NUTR 727Obesity Across the Lifespan
NUTR 760Vitamins and Minerals in Human Nutrition
NUTR 761Nutrition and Aging
NURS 670Health Policy, Legislation, Economics and Ethics
NURS 675Cultural Competence in Health Care
NURS 760Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan

Available through USD.

Course NumberCourse Name
ADS 754Public Policy and Addiction
HSAD 559Health Service for Long Term Care
HSAD 560Administration of Long Term Care
HSAD 710Advanced Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations
HSAD 740Advanced Healthcare Systems
HSAD 770Managing Health Services Resources
SOCW 600Social Policy Analysis
SOCW 640Diversity and Social Justice in Rural and Urban Communities
PUBH 711Topics in Applied Biostatistics
PUBH 727Cancer Epidemiology
PUBH 763Causal Inference in Public Health
PUBH 765Community Health Assessment and Action Planning
PUBH 770Public Health Immunology
PUBH 792Public Health Topics
HSC 575Process and Outcomes Evaluation
OCTH 733Promotion of Health and Prevention of Disability