Public Health

Address current global health issues

Prevent disease and prolong life by investigating society's most pressing health problems.

Degrees

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

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.

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Admission Requirements

Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:

  1. Completed Graduate Application
            Apply Online
  2. $35 application fee
  3. One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and previous graduate credit earned
  4. Two letters of recommendation
            Letter of Recommendation Form
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. Successful completion of a criminal background check upon acceptance
  7. Additional requirements exist for international applicants.  For more information, visit International Admission Requirements

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.

Application Deadlines

To be considered for admission, the following deadlines apply:

Summer semester: March 15

Fall semester: June 15

Spring semester: October 15

Online and Off Campus Options

Online

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Interprofessional Training

    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.

  • Disaster Preparedness Training

    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.

  • School of Health Sciences Research Conference

    Research is an important aspect of academics at USD. Our students, faculty, and staff showcase their work annually at our school's research conference.