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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 Stefanie.Meyer@ndsu.edu 

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

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For more information on SORR events visit: 

http://www.ndsu.edu/publichealth/news/detail/16729/ 

SORR Speak Out & Earring Art Exhibition
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 9
NDSU Memorial Gallery

SORR Concert
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
February 9
NDSU MU Century Theater

Missing: The Documentary
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
February 10
MSUM Livingston Lord Library, Rm 103

Arming Sisters Workshop
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
February 11
MSUM Underground @ Comstock Memorial Union

Sing Our Rivers Red Honoring featuring Winona LaDuke
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
February 13
Concordia Barry Auditorium

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Preventing ACEs Building Resiliency
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
February 27
Courtyard by Marriott

SAVE THE DATE
Public Health Day at the Legislature
March 4
For more info contact: info@NDPHA.org 

Sanford Obesity Symposium
March 13, 2015
Holiday Inn
Fargo, ND

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

Contact Us:

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

U.S. Postal Service Address:
(Name of Recipient)
Master of Public Health Program
NDSU Dept. 2662
PO Box 6050
Fargo ND  58108-6050

FedEx and UPS Address:
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
Page manager: Master of Public Health

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 2:07:48 PM