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Careers in Public Health

Prevent disease and prolong life by investigating society's most pressing health problems.

The Master of Public Health prepares graduates to:
  • Help hospitals survive in the era of healthcare reform by managing their populations to ensure they maximize health and revenue while controlling costs.
  • Improve the health of South Dakota and local populations with health promotion, health analysis and illness prevention programs through public health departments.
  • Epidemiological analysis and quality assurance for corporations needing to address occupational health to limit health insurance costs through disease prevention.


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Graduates will be equipped to serve in a range of public health positions and public health specialties including:
  • Public Health Officer (federal, state, county)
  • Health Services Administrator
  • Healthcare Industry Analyst
  • Hospital Safety and Infectious Control
  • Hospital Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Occupational Safety and Health Specialist
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Epidemiologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Public Health Policy
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Legal Analysis
  • Mental Health
  • Maternal-Child Health
  • Geriatrics
  • Higher Education
  • Research Investigator