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Public Health



There are 18 credits of core courses required and available through distance education.

CEPH Core Areas





MPH 731: Biostatistics


Social & Behavioral Sciences

MPH 741: Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health


Health Services Administration

MPH 704: Leading and Managing Public Health Systems




MPH 751: Essentials in Epidemiology


Health Services Administration

MPH 710: Health Care Delivery in the U.S.


Environmental Health

MPH 720: Environmental Health for Public Health


Master’s Paper (MPH 793, 3 credits)
Students must complete a scholarly, analytical paper related to public health, in accordance with each institutions’ graduate school standards.  All work must be approved in advance by the Director of the M.P.H. program.  Students will be assigned an advisor with whom the students will work and who will be responsible for grading student work/progress. 

Practicum/Internship (MPH 794, 3 credits)
Concepts and competencies learned from MPH coursework are integrated through a minimum of 240 hours practicum that provides an opportunity to apply knowledge in a practice setting. A wide range of settings and opportunities are available and are individually tailored to assure competence in general MPH and specialization-specific skills. The practicum is designed to meet student goals, specialization criteria, and the needs of the agencies or institutions involved. The practicum is selected by the student in consultation with faculty and approved by the advisor. This experience is usually completed in the student's final term in the program and often results in the capstone project written report and presentation. However, students may register for 1 to 3 credits, repeated up to 3 times if appropriate.

All work must be approved in advance by the Director of the MPH program. Students cannot receive credit for past work experience.

Proposal submission deadlines are the date that online registration opens in Campus Connection for the next semester. 

Fact Sheet

Specializations (minimum 18 credits) 

Total = 42 credits

NDSU Master of Public Health (MPH) is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. The accreditation review will address the MPH program. Other degrees and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review.

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Last Updated: Friday, September 04, 2015 9:10:39 AM