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. The National Indian Health Board passed Resolution 13 – 02 declaring support for the American Indian Public Health Track at NDSU.
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
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Warne receives national honor and delivers keynote address at leadership conference
25 May 2016
May 25, 2016 – Fargo, North Dakota — Donald Warne, M.D., the chair of the Master of Public Health Program in the College of Health Professions at NDSU was keynote speaker at the National Council of...
Public health grad finds work he loves in Fargo-Moorhead
23 May 2016
Jason McCoy counts himself as one of those lucky people excited to go to work. Every day is different—he may meet with city administrators to develop tobacco ordinances, help a youth program develop...
Tribal college students participate in summer research program at NDSU
19 May 2016
May 19, 2016 – Fargo, North Dakota – Tribal college students from North Dakota and Minnesota are learning about research in a two-week summer undergraduate research program at NDSU, in partnership...
NDSU grad student combines pharmacy and public health—first student to graduate from dual degree program at NDSU
12 May 2016
NDSU graduate excels at Sanford Health
12 April 2016
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NDSU - Fargo, ND
Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
Grand Forks, ND
Newborn Screening Conference
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Native Research Network 26th National Native Health Research Conference
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
ND Immunization Conference
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NDSU Department of Public Health
NDSU Dept. 2662
PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
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1805 Research Park Drive
Fargo, ND 58102