Welcome to the Department of Public Health
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
- Community Health Sciences
- Food Safety 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.
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 Social 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!
Watch this space for new developments. If you are interested in more information, please contact Stefanie Meyer at Stefanie.Meyer@ndsu.edu
Official lighting of Aldevron Tower - new six-story Health Professions building
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Pamela Jo Johnson named to head NDSU Department of Public Health
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NDSU Public Health Week events announced
Presentations and events on a range of topics will be featured during NDSU’s Public Health Week, scheduled for April 1-5.
Most lectures and events can be viewed live through Facebook.