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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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Creating Healthy Lives & Communities
NDAND & NDNC Joint Conference
April 23-24, 2014
Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Fargo, ND

Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
June 18 - 20, 2014
Alerus Conference Center
Grand Forks, ND

 

 


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-6323 / Fax: (701) 231-7606
Campus address: Sudro Hall 118
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2660 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:14:06 AM