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Department of Public Health Statement on Racial and Social Injustice

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an overburdened US public health workforce, the likes of which we have never seen. Epidemiologic field work has become increasingly important as we live in an interconnected, global society where epidemics and pandemics are an ongoing reality.

NDSU Public Health is now offering an MPH Epidemiology specialization with a core curriculum that includes courses in disease surveillance and outbreak investigation, epidemiologic methods, and health survey research. Courses in the former Managing Infectious Diseases (MID) and Food Safety (FS) specializations will become subplan options within the MPH Epidemiology specialization. This program will start fall 2020. Our program also includes specialized content and courses related to American Indian/Alaska Native culture and health. Native populations have unique challenges and opportunities for public health due to their history, culture, rural locations, and sovereign nation status.

NDSU currently offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with specializations in: 

NDSU’s MPH program is offered both on-campus and through distance education formats.

Student Update:  Fall 2020 NDSU Preliminary Plan regarding COVID-19.

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

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. 

How can you make a difference in your community?

Check out our graduate profiles to see how our graduates are contributing.

Find the specialization that works for you

Visit our Degrees & Programs page to choose your path today.

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Recent NDSU Public Health grad started working in field during pandemic
MPH program streamlines application process for students
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