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Master of Public Health
The mission of the University of North Dakota Master of Public Health Program is to support population health improvement in North Dakota, the Northern Plains and beyond through education, research, and service that create strategies and opportunities needed to promote health and well-being, prevent disease and injury, and advance health equity.
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Message from Dr. Goldsteen, MPH Program Director
Welcome to the MPH Program 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.
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 clinical career. Because of the diversity of our students, the program is designed for full and part-time study. Distance education is offered through live broadcast of all classes.
The MPH Program at UND has two specializations – Population Health Analytics 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!
The MPH Program is pleased to announce that the MPH degree is now offered at satellite sites in Bismarck and Minot, ND, and Casper, WY.
The Program is also offering a 1 year MPH degree. See the Plans of Study under 'Coursework'.