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Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

A passion for a healthier world. 

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The South Dakota Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) online degree program is a collaborative degree offering of South Dakota State University (SDSU) and the University of South Dakota (USD).

SDSU and USD will draw on their strengths addressing the healthcare needs of rural communities and focus the M.P.H. curricula on rural public health, creating a distinct national and regional identity for the program.  The program is designed to train students in the core competencies of public health education and prepare them with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume a variety of positions in South Dakota and beyond.

The MPH degree is the most widely recognized professional credential for leadership and practice in public health. As outlined by the Council on Education for Public Health, which accredits M.P.H. programs, the M.P.H. will include curriculum from the five core areas of public health education:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Services Administration
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Environmental Health

Program Contact

Aaron Hunt
Master of Public Health Coordinator/Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
South Dakota State University
Phone: 605-688-4741

SDSU Continuing and Distance Education

Phone: 605-688-4154

SDSU Graduate Admissions

Phone: 605-688-4181