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Public Health Graduate

Address current global health issues

Prevent disease and prolong life by investigating society's most pressing health problems with a public health and health sciences degree.


Master of Public Health (MPH)

The MPH is offered online and is the most widely recognized professional credential for practice and leadership in public health. Our degree is offered 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
  • Environmental health

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Public Health Graduate Certificate

This 15 credit-hour certificate in public health is offered online and allows you to expand your knowledge of public health and understand the application of public health concepts in relation to clinical and related practices.

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Online and Off Campus Options


Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Public Health in the current graduate catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.

Note: All courses in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program have a delivery fee per credit hour.  For more information, please visit Graduate Tuition & Fees.

Application Deadlines for Fall

  • Priority deadline: March 1
  • Final deadline: May 1

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.