Prevent disease and prolong life by investigating society's most pressing health problems.
The M.P.H. is the most widely recognized professional credential for practice and leadership in public health.
Our degree is 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.
Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:
For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Public Health in the current graduate catalog.
Please note: All courses in the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program have a delivery fee of $137.20 per credit hour. The total student tuition cost for the M.P.H. (42 required credit hours) is $24,328.50.
To be considered for admission, the following deadlines apply:
Summer semester: March 15
Fall semester: June 15
Spring semester: October 15
We offer annual interprofessional training to give students a better understanding of other health professional roles. They participate on an interprofessional health care team developing an integrated plan of care for role-played older adult patients facing multiple health issues.
This day long training helps students in many programs to better understand disaster health systems and personal and community disaster planning. It also gives students National Disaster Life Support and Core Disaster Life Support credits.
Research is an important aspect of academics at USD. Our students, faculty, and staff showcase their work annually at our school's research conference.