Beginning Fall 2020, we will be restructuring our MPH Program and suspending admissions into the specialized American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) Public Health track. We will work to broaden the content we offer all of our students to include AIAN content. Our goal is to prepare highly qualified public health professionals in all our specializations.
What does this mean for current AIPH specialization Students?
- Suspending enrollment of new AIPH students will not change anything for the current AIPH students.
- All AIPH track faculty will continue to advise and work with their students.
- Current AIPH courses (PH 772 - PH 775) will continue to be offered through Spring 2021.
- We will work closely with our AIPH students to facilitate completion of their MPH on schedule.
- We will offer advisement and support to those students who would like to matriculate into one of the other specializations.
What does this mean for the future of American Indian/Alaska Native public health at NDSU?
- We will continue to actively recruit AIAN students into our other MPH specializations and future PhD programs so AIAN students/graduates can use those skills to improve AIAN health in their communities and across the U.S.
- By including AIAN specific content throughout our specializations, we hope to help generate a broader contingent of graduates who can continue to serve these groups.
Additional updates will be posted on the NDSU Public Health webpage.