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The Community Health Sciences specialization of North Dakota State University‚Äôs Master of Public Health program is designed for health professionals who are interested in strengthening their biomedical knowledge and skills in applying public health principles for enhancing the health of communities. It is excellent for pharmacists, nurses, physicians and other health professionals involved in all levels (primary, secondary and tertiary) of disease and health risk prevention efforts.

The specialization prepares practitioners for diverse roles in assessing, designing and evaluating public health interventions in conjunction with interprofessional health teams and health-care systems. Students will learn how to engage their community with sensitivity to the social context, and to plan, implement and assess the outcomes of public health interventions at the individual, family, community or systems levels. 

Required Courses

Credit Hours

PHRM 665: Health Disparities and Cultural Competence in Health Care
PHRM 715: Quantitative Methods for Outcomes Research 
NURS 715: Advanced Community Assessment
MPH 790: Seminar (4 semesters, 1 credit each)



Elective Courses
And choose 5 credits from the course listed on the Program Electives page

Community Health Sciences Sample Full-time Plan of Study 2014-16
Community Health Sciences Flyer

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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
Page manager: Master of Public Health

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 9:03:52 AM