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

Promote, Protect, and Improve the Public Health of Rural America

The online Master of Public Health program at South Dakota State University develops public health practitioners and leaders to address the public health needs of rural communities. In partnership with the University of South Dakota, the program adopts an interprofessional approach in addressing the five core areas of public health:

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

The MPH is the most widely recognized professional credential for practice and leadership in public health. The Master of Public Health is the only program of its kind in the state and is offered online to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

SDSU and USD will draw on their strengths addressing the health care needs of rural communities and focus the MPH curricula on rural public health, creating a distinct national and regional identity for the program. This 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.

MPH Program Coordinator

Opportunity for Third Party Comment

The joint USD - SDSU Master of Public Health program seeks accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Stakeholders are invited to provide written comments to CEPH before Sept. 1, 2020.

Third Party Comment Information