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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: n/a
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    fall semester: april 15; spring semester: august 15 (international)/october 1 (domestic)


    The M.P.H. curriculum covers the five core areas of public health education:
    * Biostatistics
    * Epidemiology
    * Health Services Administration
    * Social and Behavioral Sciences
    * Environmental Health

    Student Engagement and Support Opportunities

    The program offers student engagement through research and practice opportunities. Ongoing partnerships exist with entities such as the South Dakota Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Indian Health Services, and the South Dakota Department of Health.

    Facilities and Services

    The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree program is an interdisciplinary graduate program of the Graduate School, involving departments and colleges across the university.

    Courses include: * Biostatistics
    * Advanced Health Care Management
    * Environmental Health
    * Program Evaluation
    * Promotion of Health and Prevention of Disability
    * Epidemiology
    * Public Health Practice
    * Public Health Project
    * Rural Health Policies and Education
    * Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
    * Health Communication

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    The application file must be complete with the application form, application fee, all post-secondary transcripts, degree certificate, letters of recommendation, and other materials as required by Graduate School before processing of the application will begin.Masters degree applicants must have an approved Bachelors degree from an accredited institution (except in approved/accelerated programs). English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

    SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.


    Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

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