Promote, Protect, and Improve the Public Health of Rural America
The online Master of Public Health (M.P.H) 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:
- 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 & USD will draw on their strengths addressing the healthcare 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.