Dec 09, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Public Health (M.P.H.)


Admissions Information   

Student Learning Outcomes  

This program is a cooperative program and courses are taught by both USD and SDSU.

Program Overview


This online master’s program develops public health practitioners and leaders to address public health needs of rural communities. Offered in partnership with South Dakota State University, the program adopts an interprofessional approach in addressing the five core areas of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health. The MPH degree is the most widely recognized professional credential for practice and leadership in public health. Learn more at usd.edu/onlinemph.

DELIVERY: Online

Master of Public Health - 42 credit hours


Supporting Area Coursework offered by SDSU


  • NURS 670    HEALTH POLICY, LEGISLATION, ECONOMICS, AND ETHICS   3
  • NURS 675   CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN HEALTH CARE    3
  • NURS 760    HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASES PREVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN    3
  • NUTR  660    MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION    3
  • NUTR  715    PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION    3
  • NUTR  724    NUTRITION EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY   3
  • NUTR  727    OBESITY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN    3
  • NUTR  760    VITAMINS & MINERALS IN HUMAN NUTRITION    3
  • NUTR  761    NUTRITION AND AGING    3
  • NUTR  715    PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION    3
  • PUBH  540    HEALTH GEOGRAPHY   3
  • PUBH  751    PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH    3
  • PUBH  762    CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN PUBLIC HEALTH    3
  • PUBH  764    APPLIED DISSEMINATION AND IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH IN HEALTH    3
  • PUBH  767    PUBLIC HEALTH TOXICOLOGY    3
  • OTHER GRADUATE-LEVEL ELECTIVES WITH ADVISOR APPROVAL    3

Application Requirements


  1. Completed application
  2. $35 application fee
  3. Official transcripts*
  4. Letters of recommendation*
  5. Admission test scores*
  6. Statement of purpose
  7. Resume/CV*

*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. For specific program requirements and submission deadline, visit: catalog.usd.edu.

Courses or Programs Leading to Professional Licensure or Certification


The educational curriculum for your academic program may or may not meet educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification in states other than South Dakota. If you are planning to apply for licensure/certification in a state other than South Dakota after completion of your program, please review that state and your program on USD’s Licensure-Track Programs webpage. Licensure-Track Programs

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

Questions?


Public Health
605-658-6500 | health@usd.edu | usd.edu/publichealth

Graduate Admissions 
605-658-6200 | gradadmissions@usd.edu  | usd.edu/grad