Vision Statement

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program aims to promote, protect and improve the public health of rural America.

Mission Statement

We partner with South Dakota State University to offer an M.P.H. program that uniquely benefits from expertise in the specialty of rural public health. Adopting an interprofessional approach to learning, scholarship and engagement, our program develops public health practitioners, researchers and leaders who can enhance the public health of rural communities.

Core Values

The M.P.H. program embraces the educational philosophy and values of USD and South Dakota State University. It is committed to the following core values:

  • Academic excellence
  • Student-centered education
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Diversity and inclusiveness
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration and leadership
  • Commitment to engagement and service in the community
  • Commitment to ongoing quality assurance and improvement
  • Commitment to the professional development of students and faculty