- Basic Sciences
- Clinical Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
- Center for Health Promotion & Prevention Research
- Center for Rural Health
- Clinical Education Center
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center
- Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC)
- Mass Spectrometry Center
- National Resource Center on Native American Aging
- North Dakota Area Health Education Center
- North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)
- North Dakota Simulation, Teaching and Research Center for Healthcare Education (ND STAR)
- North Dakota Tobacco Quitline
- Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Welcome to North Dakota MPH at the University of North Dakota! I am delighted that you are interested in our program. We are committed to providing an intellectually rich and challenging educational experience for students who, as graduates, will be passionate about population health improvement and able to provide public health expertise and leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels.
The MPH program at the University of North Dakota (UND) welcomes applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds including the social and behavioral sciences; the basic sciences including biology, chemistry, and physics; mathematics and computer science; and the humanities. In addition, the MPH is an excellent partner for all clinical degrees including medicine, nursing, laboratory science, physician assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, as it expands professional opportunities in these fields. Also those who wish to apply for a clinical program find that the MPH degree can enhance their application as well as their preparation for their clinical career. Because of the diversity of our students, the program is designed for full and part-time study, as well as distance education through live broadcast of all classes.
The MPH program at UND has two specializations – Population Health Research & Evaluation and Health Management & Policy. Both prepare students for the work of population health improvement in the diverse communities of the Northern Plains and similar regions. Understanding the multiple determinants of population health – medical care, public health interventions, the social environment, the physical environment, and individual behavior – and learning how to optimize population health in the region are complex, fascinating, and important undertakings. We welcome students who wish to join us!
Raymond L. Goldsteen, DrPH
Director, North Dakota MPH at UND
Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine