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Public Health Certificate

A graduate certificate in public health is a great complement to educational or professional experience in any health profession. Explore key public health concepts as you develop the skills needed to promote the health and well-being of communities.

Why Earn a Public Health Certificate?

Individual and community health are intertwined. By expanding your knowledge of public health, you can improve health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

Explore fundamental concepts in public health and epidemiology, and learn how to apply public health concepts through programming. USD and South Dakota State University partner to offer you courses ranging from Biostatistics for Public Health to Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health. You also have the option when choosing elective coursework to customize the certificate to match your professional career goals. Whether you want to grow in your current health career or are interested in starting a new path related to public health, this certificate can help you achieve your goals.


Degrees & Offerings

Public Health

Certificate
  Vermillion Main Campus and Online

USD's public health graduate certificate is ideal for students in health professions and related programs. Expand your knowledge of public health and learn how to apply public health concepts in clinical and related practices.

Program Details

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Graduate Admissions

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For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to USD Graduate Catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in public health & health sciences.
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Public Health & Health Sciences

The Department of Public Health and Health Sciences emphasizes collaborative learning, equipping students with a rich understanding of the health care field and preparing them to excel in careers such as advocating for health policy, promoting health through education, managing health data analytics and leading collaborative health care teams. The department offers degrees at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate levels.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences. Our faculty are experts in their field, contributing research and scholarship in productive aging and gerontology, management of chronic disease, health and culture, attachment, Native American health and more.
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Whitney Lucas Molitor

UG Public Health Program Director
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Kory Zimney

PhD HS Program Director
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Ryan Groeneweg

Clinical & Behavior Svcs Mngr
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Melissa Allen

Adjunct Faculty
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Musheera AnisAbdellatif

Assitant Professor
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Amanda Huber

Program Assistant I
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Jonelle Hook

Instructor
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Denyelle Kenyon

Associate Dean, SSOM Div & Inc
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Amy Nelson

Lecturer
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Susan Puumala

Professor of Practice
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Brittany Schultz

Academic Advisor
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Rexann Smith

Adjunct Faculty
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Serving Rural Communities

USD's MPH emphasizes rural and Native American communities, uniquely preparing you to serve individuals and families in these areas. You'll graduate equipped with the skills you need to improve the health of South Dakotans – including rural and underserved populations – through health promotion, health analysis and disease prevention programs with public health departments.
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Take Your Classes Online

We're committed to bringing our knowledge to you. USD serves the largest number of online students in the state of South Dakota. With competitive online tuition rates, we offer the same price whether you’re out-of-state or an in-state resident.

 

USD maintains a challenging and rigorous curriculum focused on preparing you to move forward in your career.

 

Enroll in an online class today! 

 

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Surprisingly Affordable

Whether you’ve recently completed your undergraduate degree, or you want to kick your career up a notch, graduate school is the next logical step. The good news is there is funding for both online and on-campus students to get you through your program. 
GA (Resident*)
Online
Non-Resident
Tuition (1 cr.)
180.3
340.15
470.45
654.05
GAF Fee (1 cr.)
55.3
55.3
0
55.3
Total

More About Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change and may vary depending on the program or department. Visit the Graduate Tuition & Costs page for more information.

* Graduate Assistant (GA) rates are available for resident, non-resident and online students.

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