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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


MPH Core Courses (33 credits)

Course NumberCourse Name
PUBH 701Biostatistics for Public Health
PUBH 702Public Health Theory and Practice
PUBH 710Epidemiology
PUBH 733Environmental Health
PUBH 740Intro to US Health Systems and Policy
PUBH 750Social & Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
PUBH 755Program Planning and Evaluation
PUBH 760Public Health and Native American Communities
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


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

Available through SDSU

Course NumberCourse Name
PUBH 762Cultural Perspectives in Public Health
PUBH 751Public Mental Health
PUBH 761Social Epidemiology
NUTR 715Public Health Nutrition
NUTR 761Nutrition and Aging
NUTR 660Maternal & Child Nutrition
NURS 670Health Policy, Legislation, Economics, and Ethics
NURS 675Cultural Competence in Health Care
NURS 760Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Across the Lifespan
BIOL 567Parasitology
BIOL 663Advanced Concepts in Infectious Disease
HSC 785Advanced Epidemiology


Available through USD

Course NumberCourse Name
ADS 754Public Policy & Addiction
EDER 860Advanced Statistics I
EDER 861Advanced Statistics II
HSAD 515Strategic Management of Long Term Care
HSAD 560Administration of Long Term Care
HSAD 710Advanced Strategic Mgmt of Healthcare Organizations
HSAD 740Advanced Healthcare Systems
HSAD 770Managing Health Services Resources
SOCW 600Social Policy Analysis
SOCW 640Diversity & Social Justice in Rural & Urban Communities
PUBH 760Public Health & Native American Communities
PUBH 770Public Health Immunology
PUBH 792Public Health Topics
HSC 575Process and Outcomes Evaluation
HSC 700Globalization and Health