Welcome to the Department of Public Health 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 offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with specializations in:
- American Indian Public Health;
- Public Health in Clinical Systems;
- Health Promotion; and
- Management of Infectious Diseases.
NDSU’s MPH program is offered both on-campus and through distance education formats. NDSU is committed to being student focused and to providing opportunities for students to participate in the wide variety of research taking place on campus. The Department of Public health 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. The MPH program fosters this commitment by keeping class sizes small and providing opportunities for students to work closely with faculty on research projects.
Of particular importance to public health in our state is determining how to meet the challenges of change and diversity within rural areas. Rural health solutions are essential to the well-being of North Dakota and to other areas of the nation and the world. North Dakota is an ideal location for rural public health research in addition to the application of practical solutions to health improvement for rural communities. One of the ways in which the Department of Public Health at NDSU is serving this need 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 to both diversity and 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. The MPH degree program at NDSU draws faculty from: Microbiology; Pharmacy; Nursing; Medicine; and Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science.
NDSU can offer you an MPH degree 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
Chair Department of Public Health 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.
College of Health Profession students Innovation Challenge semifinalists
26 January 2016
Including MPH student Petra Reyna One Hawk
Chair of public health department to speak at summit cohosted by President Clinton
23 January 2016
Nursing faculty member contributes to Native nursing textbook
17 December 2015
NDSU staff complete leadership program
11 December 2015
PH Times: Fall/Winter 2015
07 December 2015
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Meeting 1 – NDSU Union
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Meeting 2 – Downtown Fargo Public Library
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Meeting 3 – West Acres Mall (Near Herbergers)
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Meeting 1 – M|State Community & Technical College
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Meeting 2 – MSUM (Outside Bookstore)
11:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Meeting 3 – Moorhead Center Mall (Near Herbergers)
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Movie: The Age of Love
Film Screening and Panel Discussion
ReThink Mental Health Annual Summit
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ND Dept. Of Health: Hypertension Summit
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn of Fargo
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
May 16-18, 2016
Grand Forks, ND
INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Program at NDSU
Monday - Friday
Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
U.S. Postal Service Address:
(Name of Recipient)
NDSU Department of Public Health
NDSU Dept. 2662
PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
FedEx and UPS Address:
1805 Research Park Drive
Fargo, ND 58102