The MPH program aims to promote, protect, and improve the public health of rural America.
The University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University partner to offer a MPH program that uniquely benefits from expertise in the specialty of rural public health. Adopting an interprofessional approach to learning, scholarship, and engagement, the MPH program develops public health practitioners, researchers, and leaders who can enhance the public health of rural communities.
The MPH program embraces the educational philosophy and values of the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University. It is committed to the following core values:
Student Centered Education
Diversity and Inclusiveness
Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Leadership
Commitment to Engagement & Service in the Community
Commitment to Ongoing Quality Assurance and Improvement
Commitment to the Professional Development of Students and Faculty