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
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Check out what the Director is working on and the places he travels to impact public health. Click on the “Adventures” blog button below.
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:http://www.ndsu.edu/pharmacy/phexpo/
Brunt begins year with seven publications
Published: 21 August 2014
The Master of Public Health program would like to recognize Ardith Brunt, Ph.D., for a great...
Published: 11 August 2014
August 2014 Swaha Pattanaik presenting her MPH paper. She will graduate from the Health Promotion specialization this August. She is pictured with Dr. Donald Warne and Dr. Abby Gold ...
Two NDSU representatives to present at Health Pitch 2014
Published: 07 August 2014
Maylynn Warne named Executive Director of NDPHA
Published: 05 August 2014
Article from July 2014 North Dakota Public Health Association Newsletter Fargo, ND ‐ Maylynn Warne, MPH has been selected by the Governing Council to be thenext Executive Director of the North Dakota...
Grandbois awarded promotion and tenure
Published: 16 July 2014
Donna Grandbois, RN, Ph.D., and MPH faculty was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor effective the 2014-2015 academic year. She is one of 31 NDSU faculty members to receive tenure and...
Shaping Policy for Health: Influencing the Policy Change Process
Food Access Summit 2014: Organize for Equity
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
U of M - Emerging Infections in Clinical Practice and Public Health
Radisson Blu - MOA
2015 Dakota Conference
June 3-5, 2015
Grand International Hotel
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