NDSU Public Health

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Welcome to the Department of Public Health

NDSU offers a range of Public Health degree options in graduate, dual degree, undergraduate, certificate and accelerated programs. Classes are offered both on-campus and through distance learning technology. Find the degree option at NDSU that meets your needs.

Department of Public Health Tenth Anniversary Information

We are committed to creating a student-focused environment and provide a wide variety of research opportunities to our students.

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Faculty and other leading experts share their expertise

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Global Seminar - 2024

Italy: Mediterranean Secrets to a Long Life

Discover the secrets of why people live over 100 years in "Blue Zones" as you explore Sardinia, Italy.

Prior to leaving for the global seminar, the class will meet four times. You will read texts and engage with other materials as it relates to what you will be seeing and learning while in Italy. Classes will consist of participatory activities designed to engage you in learning about the nine factors that contribute to longevity, specifically as the factors relate to Sardinia, Italy.

What's Happening?

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Akshaya Bhagavathula, PhD, NDSU associate professor of epidemiology in the Department of Public Health, has expertise in epidemiology, digital epidemiology, infodemiology, big data analytics,…

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Dr. Ramona Danielson, faculty member in the NDSU Department of Public Health, along with public health student Tahni Parisien and NDSU Public Health alum Jacob Davis are part of the team named as…

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Dr. Andrea Huseth-Zosel in the NDSU Department of Public Health and a research team from the American Indian Public Health Resource Center have been awarded a two-year $400,000 research grant from…

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Healthcare professionals are in demand and NDSU’s 2022 Career Outcomes Report shows it.

Out of graduates responding to the survey, highlights include:

  • 91% fulltime employment - Public Health…

Author and adventurer Dineo Dowd is the featured speaker for NDSU Public Health Week with a presentation titled Nature is a medicine


The featured speaker during Public Health Week activities at NDSU from April 3 to 6 focuses on prioritizing women’s health through outdoor activities. Author Dineo Dowd’s talk titled “Nature as a…

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The NDSU Master of Public Health program received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in December 2022 for another seven years, extending the program’s accreditation…

Photo of NDSU Health Professions students who received scholarships

Seven students in the NDSU College of Health Professions have received $2,500 scholarships from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation.

Scholarship recipients include:


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Dr. Paul Carson, medical director for the NDSU Center for Immunization Research and Education (CIRE), received the 2022 Physician Community and Professional Services Award during the North Dakota…

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Generous donors contributed $565,864 to fund scholarships for students in the NDSU College of Health Professions for 2022-23.

Students in pharmacy, nursing, allied sciences, health services and…

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