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.
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...
Upcoming DCE conference and CEU opportunities
Published: 09 July 2014
Conferences NDSU's Distance and Continuing Education (DCE) department is coordinating the <link...
Warne speaking at TEDx Fargo
Published: 08 July 2014
Donald Warne, MPH Director, will be presenting at the TEDx Fargo - On Purpose event on July 24 at the Fargo Theatre. The focus of his presentation is Innovation in American Indian Public Health. ...
Huseth-Zosel presents breakout session at 4th ND Conference on Injury Prevention & Control
Published: 03 July 2014
The 4th North Dakota Conference on Injury Prevention & Control is being held October 1-2 at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. This event is sponsered by the North Dakota Department of Health's division...
Strand and Will receive awards at Dakota Conference
Published: 27 June 2014
L to R: Mark Strand, Donald Miller, Theresa WillThe 2014 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health was held June 18-20 at the Alerus Conference Center in Grand Forks, ND. The Dakota Conference is...
AIPHRC featured on North Dakota media outlets
Published: 25 June 2014
NDSU announced funding received to establish the American Indian Public Health Resource Center (AIPHRC) Wednesday, June 18. The AIPHRC will work to improve American Indian health and mortality rates...
News conference: American Indian Public Health Resource Center
Published: 17 June 2014
June 16, 2014 Media Advisory from University News WHAT: News conference announcing NDSU’s new American Indian Public Health Resource Center. The center, which will serve American Indians in North...
MPH student contributes to NRHA policy brief
Published: 11 June 2014
Swaha Pattanaik, an MPH student, co-authored a policy brief for the
MPH student presents at traditional foods pre-conference
Published: 09 June 2014
Traditional Foods Role in Health Promotion12:30 - 7:00 p.m.Tuesday, June 10Beaux Art...
Local Serves on Panel at the National Institutes of Health to be an Emissary for Better Health for the Lakota People
Published: 04 June 2014
For the 2nd year Peter Catches of Oceti Wakan in Pine Ridge was asked to serve on a panel at the National Institutes of Health with the Surgeon General as Chair. The focus was on Community-Based...
Webinar by Dr. Warne:Exploring New Pathways: Is a Tribal Public Health Institute Feasible?
Wednesday, July 30
"Cake Boss" Winner Dana Herbert
Diabetes 101: Staying Healthy
Wednesday, July 30
Dakota Medical Foundation
Noon - 5:00 pm
Shaping Policy for Health: Influencing the Policy Change Process
U of M - Emerging Infections in Clinical Practice and Public Health
Radisson Blu - MOA