Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How do I apply?

Please see our admissions page for details.


2. When can I start the NDSU MPH program?

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Students may be admitted and start in fall, spring or summer. Application deadlines vary for each term.


3. What are the requirements to apply to the NDSU MPH program?

To apply, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and English proficiency scores (if applicable).  


4. What kind of work experience is required or recommended for admission?

No prior public health experience is required, but any related experience can strengthen your application. Either paid or volunteer work related to health science, social work, and/or nonprofits would be relevant experience.


5. Is the GRE/GMAT required for all applicants?

The GRE or other standardized test score is optional, not required, for admission consideration into the NDSU MPH program.


6. What financial aid options are available for NDSU MPH students?

NDSU offers assistantships, scholarships, and financial aid  to support MPH students financially.


7. Does NDSU offer an online and/or part-time MPH program option?

Yes! NDSU offers flexibility to complete MPH coursework part-time or full-time as well as fully online synchronous or via evening classes to accommodate working professionals. Our program also offers many of its courses online asynchronously.  


8. How much will the NDSU MPH degree cost?

Information regarding tuition can be found on the One Stop Graduate Tuition.


9. Does NDSU support MPH student involvement in research?

Yes! Many opportunities exist for students to get involved in public health research happening on campus and beyond in partnership with health organizations across the state.


10. What global/intercultural opportunities exist for NDSU MPH students?

Students can study critical public health challenges abroad through faculty-led programs. On campus, our tight-knit student community represents diverse cultures, backgrounds, and interests. 


11. Is NDSU’s MPH program CEPH accredited? 

Yes, NDSU’s MPH is a CEPH-accredited program meeting rigorous national standards for public health training.


12. What’s the average class size for the NDSU MPH Program? 

Classes are small, ranging from 10-25 students, allowing for close collaboration with faculty and individual attention students won’t find elsewhere.


13. Who can I contact for more information on the NDSU MPH program?

Please email the Department of Public Health at We’re happy to discuss the program and answer your questions!


14. I live outside of the United States. Can I enroll in the NDSU MPH program?

Yes! International students are always welcome in our program. More information can be found at International Student and Study Abroad Services.


15. What on-campus or near-campus housing options exist for NDSU MPH students?

For on-campus housing, NDSU offers apartment-style graduate housing. Additional housing options are located near campus.


16. How can I connect with current students or alumni to learn more?

We’d be happy to connect you with current students and alumni!  Email and request to get connected with existing students to discuss whether the NDSU MPH program is right for you!


17. Is there an MPH student organization?

Yes, the student Public Health Association (PHA) is a small but very active organization. 

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