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.
Raising awareness for the murdered & missing indigenous women
08 January 2015
Fargo/Moorhead to host Sing our Rivers Red events raising awareness about murdered and missing indigenous people
08 January 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For Inquiries Contact: Tanaya Winder, email@example.com (505-934-3425) or Hannabah Blue, firstname.lastname@example.org (505-793-1874)Fargo, ND – Indigenous women from several...
Student receives grant and GA accepted into leadership program
23 December 2014
Congratulations to Jason McCoy and Ruth Buffalo Jason McCoy, second year MPH student, received a CHAD grant from the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center. The grant will be used to support...
MPH student presents in Italy
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
05 November 2014
Events at NDSU PDF of Events Nov. 6 Noon-1 p.m. Memorial Union Mandan roomINTRODUCTORY LAKOTA LANGUAGEPetra One Hawk, Dakota and Lakota,Master of Public Health student A brief introduction...
For more information on SORR events visit:
SORR Speak Out & Earring Art Exhibition
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NDSU Memorial Gallery
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
NDSU MU Century Theater
Missing: The Documentary
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
MSUM Livingston Lord Library, Rm 103
Arming Sisters Workshop
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
MSUM Underground @ Comstock Memorial Union
Sing Our Rivers Red Honoring featuring Winona LaDuke
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Concordia Barry Auditorium
Adverse Childhood Experiences: Preventing ACEs Building Resiliency
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott
Sanford Obesity Symposium
March 13, 2015
2015 Dakota Conference
June 2-4, 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