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American Indian Public Health Day

Monday, April 6 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
The Role of Trauma Impacts on Attachment and Brain Development and Appropriate Strategies for Working with Traumatized Children.
Dr. Tami DeCoteau (MHA Nation and Turtle Mountain)Licensed Clinical Psychologist at DeCoteau Trauma-Informed Care & PracticeJoin at (Chrome web browser works best) or phone at (701) 328-7950 (collaboration code: 483716#)

Global Public Health Day

Thursday, April 9 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Global Responses to COVID-19
MPH Students: Sargam Ghimire (Nepal); Agnes Mason (Poland); Nk Nwankwo, David Adeyeye, & Bosola Shyllon (Nigeria)Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 764 276 238For more event details, visit 

Welcome to the Department of Public Health


The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an overburdened US public health workforce, the likes of which we have never seen. Epidemiologic field work has become increasingly important as we live in an interconnected, global society where epidemics and pandemics are an ongoing reality. 

NDSU Public Health is now offering an MPH Epidemiology specialization (pending University approval) with a core curriculum that includes courses in disease surveillance and outbreak investigation, epidemiologic methods, and health survey research. Courses in the former Managing Infectious Diseases (MID) and Food Safety (FS) specializations will become subplan options within the MPH Epidemiology specialization. This program will start Fall 2020.

NDSU currently offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with specializations in: 

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.

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 Social 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!

Watch this space for new developments. If you are interested in more information, please contact Stefanie Meyer at  


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Monday - Friday
Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.  

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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

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-6269 / Fax: (701) 231-5586
Campus address: Research 2
Physical/delivery address: 1805 Research Park Drive, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2662 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Department of Public Health

Last Updated: Monday, April 20, 2020 3:12:55 PM
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