Welcome to the Master of Public Health program 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 partners with UND to bring resources and opportunities to MPH students in our state. Together, we are committed to favorably impact the health of the residents of North Dakota, the United States and the world.
NDSU offers the MPH degree with specializations in, American Indian public health, public health in clinical systems, health promotion, and management of infectious disease.
NDSU’s MPH program 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. NDSU is committed to being student focused and to providing its students with opportunities to participate in the wide variety of research taking place on campus. The MPH program fosters this commitment by keeping class sizes small and providing opportunities for students to work closely with faculty on research projects.
Rural health solutions are essential to the well-being not just of North Dakota, but to other areas of the country and the world which are experiencing the challenges presented by rural populations. Of particular importance to public health in our state is determining how to meet the challenges of change and diversity within rural areas. North Dakota is an ideal location for research in this area in addition to the application of practical solutions to health improvement for rural communities. One of the ways in which the MPH program at NDSU is serving this need in our state 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 not only to diversity, but also to 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. Our program at NDSU draws faculty from Microbiology, Emergency Management, Pharmacy, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science, Nursing, and Medicine.
NDSU can offer you a MPH program 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
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Nadeau and Young receive outstanding student research awards
30 October 2015
GRAND FORKS, N.D. –Melanie Nadeau and Amanda Young were recently honored with 2015 Alan Allery Awards. The awards honor outstanding American Indian graduate and undergraduate student health...
First-year MPH student and MPH project manager chosen to serve on seventh cohort of Rebuilders
02 October 2015
First-year MPH student Alayna Eagle Shield joins NDSU INBRE Project Manager Pearl Walker along with twenty-two other tribal citizens as part of the seventh cohort of Rebuilders. The seventh cohort of...
Warne publishes article about AI health disparities
21 September 2015
Dr. Donald Warne, Department of Public Health Chair, published with co-author Dr. Denise Lajiomodiere an article in Social and Personality Psychology Compass entitled “American Indian Health...
STD rates increasing in county
13 July 2015
MPH Student Rebecca Schmidt featured in Fergus Falls Journal article
Community center proposal to focus on needs of seniors
01 July 2015
MPH student Mallory Danford offers a look into how to better serve the senior of West Fargo
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Open House: Fargo Cass PH, Fargo Police Substation, City of Fargo Surveyors, and Cass County Coroner
4:30-6:30 p.m. (4:45 Ribbon Cutting)
2350 25th St S
Disease 101 Conference
Trauma-Informed Clinical Practice
Prairie St. John's Fall Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
May 16-18, 2016
Grand Forks, ND
Monday - Friday
Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
U.S. Postal Service Address:
(Name of Recipient)
Master of Public Health Program
NDSU Dept. 2662
PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
FedEx and UPS Address:
1805 Research Park Drive
Fargo, ND 58102