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Master Online

Public Health (online)

South Dakota State University

24 months
466 USD/credit
466 USD/credit
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The Public Health (online) program at South Dakota State University is designed to train students in the core competencies of public health education and prepare them with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume a variety of positions in South Dakota and beyond. 

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The South Dakota Master of Public Health (MPH) online degree program is a collaborative degree offering of South Dakota State University (SDSU) and the University of South Dakota (USD). SDSU and USD draw on their strengths addressing the healthcare needs of rural communities and focus the MPH curricula on rural public health, creating a distinct national and regional identity for the Public Health (online)  program at South Dakota State University. 

The MPH degree is the most widely recognized professional credential for leadership and practice in public health.

Graduates with an MPH degree have a broad range of career options in the public, private, education, and non-profit sectors. Public health professionals may work in health departments, hospitals, higher education, government agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and many other organizations.  

Career Opportunities

  • Health Educator/Health Promotion Specialist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Care Administrator
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Research Coordinator
  • Community Health Worker

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics for Public Health 
  •  Public Health Theory and Practice (COM) 
  • Epidemiology
  •  Public Health Applied Practice Experience 
  •  Public Health Integrative Learning Experience

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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42 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive unconditional admission. 
  • A professional academic transcript evaluation for degrees earned outside the United States(This requirement cannot be waived unless your highest degree was earned or will be earned in the U.S. prior to enrollment at SDSU).
    • If you are completing your bachelor's degree at the time of application, you may submit an incomplete evaluation. If you are accepted, a complete transcript and/or evaluation with completed degree will be required by the end of your first semester of coursework.
  • Official U.S. transcripts where a degree is earned (or will be earned), and official U.S. transcripts where graduate level coursework has been taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    466 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    466 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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