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New Master of Public Health program is now accepting applications

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The University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Master of Public Health (MPH). This collaborative program between the two institutions is the first of its kind in the state, perhaps the country. It will prepare graduates to deliver important health promotion and disease prevention programs to citizens of the state, and give graduates the skills and training to address health care issues for North Dakota’s rural population.

The (MPH) is a professional degree program designed for graduates and employees in health-related fields holding a bachelor’s degree or higher in their field of practice. This unique integrated program is offered by UND and NDSU, and focuses on rural health and health care, health promotion and disease prevention, disease management, health policy and related activities of interest to North Dakota public health care practitioners and policy makers.

In addition to the core coursework, individuals will select one of seven tracks at either the University of North Dakota or North Dakota State University. Applicants will apply to the institution that houses the track they wish to follow. Both institutions offer core coursework. More tracks are anticipated in the future.

Mission Statement and Goals
The M.P.H. program will prepare individuals who will serve as practitioners competent to carry out broad public health functions in local, state, national, and international settings.

Goal 1: Students will be knowledgeable in the core discipline areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, social and behavioral sciences and health services administration.

Goal 2: Students will be able to demonstrate competencies in leadership, communication and informatics, diversity and culture, public health biology, professionalism, program planning and systems thinking.

Goal 3: Students will be able to apply social, administrative and population health skills to meet public health needs.
Specialization Coursework: Students will complete additional course work in one of the following tracks of specialization.

UND offers specialization tracks in Rural Health Management and Policy, Rural Health, and Health Care and A Healthy Society. Students interested in these tracks will apply to UND.

NDSU offers specialization tracks in Health Promotion, Pharmacy and Public Health, Infectious Disease Management, and Emergency Management. Students interested in these tracks will apply to NDSU.

Read the MPH program fact sheet for the University of North Dakota.

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January 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

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