Developing public health practitioners and leaders to address public health needs of rural, underserved and American Indian communities.
The Master of Public Health is the most widely recognized professional credential for practice and leadership in public health. Offered online and in partnership with South Dakota State University, we take an interprofessional approach in addressing the five core areas of public health:
- Health services administration
- Social and behavioral sciences
- Environmental health
A collaborative research project between South Dakota KIDS COUNT and USD’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program reveals that rising numbers of South Dakota families with children rely on safety-net health and social service programs.
VERMILLION, S.D. – Chelsea Wesner, M.P.H., M.S.W., instructor in the Master of Public Health program at the University of South Dakota’s School of Health Sciences, has been recognized by the American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance as a Native American Research...
"I am excited to work in research because I feel like instead of helping one patient with their problems that day, I may actually be helping to reach thousands of Native Americans to improve their health outcomes."