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Welcome to the North Dakota Master of Public Health (NDMPH) program at North Dakota State University (NDSU)! There is no more exciting time to study public health than now. National figures show a dramatic increase in the demand for trained professionals in the public health workforce. NDSU and the University of North Dakota (UND) are working cooperatively to offer the NDMPH. Together, we are committed to favorably impact the health of the residents of North Dakota, the United States and the world.
NDSU offers the MPH degree with specializations in, American Indian public health, community health sciences, health promotion, and management of infectious disease.

NDSU’s MPH program is part of a culture of academic excellence, made evident by the university’s position as a top research university as reported by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.  NDSU is committed to being student focused and to providing its students with opportunities to participate in the wide variety of research taking place on campus. The MPH program fosters this commitment by keeping class sizes small and providing opportunities for students to work closely with faculty on research projects.
Rural health solutions are essential to the well-being not just of North Dakota, but to other areas of the country and the world which are experiencing the challenges presented by rural populations. Of particular importance to public health in our state is determining how to meet the challenges of change and diversity within rural areas. North Dakota is an ideal location for research in this area in addition to the application of practical solutions to health improvement for rural communities. One of the ways in which the MPH program at NDSU is serving this need in our state is through the creation of the innovative American Indian public health specialization. There is a substantial American Indian population in the upper Midwest, including North Dakota, with unique public health challenges related not only to diversity, but also to rurality. 

Public health is defined as the practice of helping members of society live healthier, longer lives. More specifically, public health focuses on improving the general health of communities through efforts to monitor the spread of diseases, initiatives (both clinical and policy-oriented) to prevent disease and disability, and by promoting healthy lifestyles through education and community engagement. It is practiced by multidisciplinary teams whose members’ training spans a wide array of academic and vocational fields. Our program at NDSU draws faculty from Microbiology, Emergency Management, Pharmacy, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science, Nursing, and Medicine.

NDSU can offer you a MPH program that will be the gateway to achieving your professional goals. It will take caring and hard-working people such as you to improve the public’s health; apply here  to make a difference!

Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH
Director, North Dakota MPH at NDSU


Watch this space for new developments. If you are interested in being on an email list for updates, please contact Stefanie Meyer at 

Check out what the Director is working on and the places he travels to impact public health. Click on the “Adventures” blog button below.

Department News:

  • MPH student presents in Italy
    Published: 17 November 2014

    Jamie Holding Eagle, MPH grad student, presented at Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto, Slow Foods International in Turin, Italy. She was a member of U.S. delegate sponsored panel about native food. The...

  • November is Native American Heritage Month
    Published: 05 November 2014

    Events at NDSU    PDF of Events Nov. 6 Noon-1 p.m. Memorial Union Mandan roomINTRODUCTORY LAKOTA...

  • Don Warne: Family health history
    Published: 27 October 2014

    Don Warne, director of the Master of Public Health Program, spoke about family health history on the Native America Calling radio program on Oct. 24.

  • Warne invited to serve on National Advisory Committee
    Published: 26 September 2014

    Dr. Donald Warne, MPH Director, has been invited by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services of the Health Resources...

  • NDSU MPH applies for accreditation
    Published: 26 September 2014

    NDSU Master of Public Health is excited to announce the start of the application for accreditation process through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). As NDSU MPH continues through this...

  • Grants awarded to study road dust impacts in Bakken
    Published: 16 September 2014

  • Strand becomes grant Co-PI and elected Section Councilor and
    Published: 15 September 2014

    Dr. Mark Strand is now a Co-PI on a $59,580 grant entitled “Road Dusts: Their abatement and impacts on human health.”  Strand's role is to do a review of the literature on the health impacts of dust...

  • Dr. Warne featured in HPR
    Published: 02 September 2014

  • MPH welcomes incoming students
    Published: 02 September 2014

    The NDSU Master of Public Health program accepted 30 students this fall, four of which are in the American Indian Public Health (AIPH) certificate program.  This is the program's third cohort of...

  • MPH announces NDSU Public Health Expo
    Published: 27 August 2014

    For more information and to register for the event, visit: 

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Current Events:


Pharmacy Mid-Winter Seminar 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
January 24
NDSU Memorial Union Plains Room

2015 Dakota Conference
June 2-4, 2015
Grand International Hotel
Minot, ND

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Monday - Friday
Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.  

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(Name of Recipient)
Master of Public Health Program
NDSU Dept. 2662
PO Box 6050
Fargo ND  58108-6050

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1805 Research Park Drive
Fargo, ND  58102

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-6549 / Fax: (701) 231-5586
Campus address: Research 2
Physical/delivery address: 1805 Research Park Drive, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2662 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Friday, December 19, 2014 1:03:49 PM