Developing public health practitioners and leaders to address public health needs of rural communities.
The Master of Public Health is the most widely recognized professional credential for practice and leadership in public health. Offered online and 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.
Graduate students in the Master of Public Health Program are developing proposals to improve the efforts of nonprofits combating food insecurity in Clay County.
Instead of using her coursework from majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry to attend dental school as she had planned, an unlikely partnership got her thinking about a career in public health.