MPH On Campus

Public Health

North Dakota State University

12 months
1476 USD/credit 61992 USD/year
1265 USD/credit 53130 USD/year
843 USD/credit 35406 USD/year
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The Public Health program at North Dakota State University offers specializations in community health sciences and epidemiology as well as focused courses in management of infectious diseases and American Indian public health.


Program Description

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. It is both an art and a science and is practiced by multidisciplinary teams of professionals whose training spans a wide array of social, biological, and clinical sciences. Public health professionals conduct research to identify the causes of disease and disability, address social determinants of health through programs and policy, monitor the spread of disease, promote healthy lifestyles through education and community engagement, and implement clinical practice or health and social policy change.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology is a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree. This designated degree qualifies for purposes of the 24-month STEM optional practical training (OPT) extension.

The Public Health program at North Dakota State University consists of 42 credits and can be completed in two years as a full-time graduate student. In addition, there are options for accelerated bachelor's to master's plans of study as well as dual degree options. A variety of Graduate Certificates are also available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health Management and Policy
  • Biostatistics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
  • Public Health Research Methods
  • Community Health Leadership
  • Essentials of Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early review begins November 15th rolling through May 31 or until full.


42 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of the online application form and payment of the application fee.
  • A baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university (for U.S. degrees, accreditation by one of the six regional accrediting associations: MSA, NASC, NCA, NEASC-CIHE, SACS-CC or WACS-Sr.).
  • An undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00. Undergraduate coursework in fields related to public health should generally exceed a GPA of 3.00.
  • The GRE requirement is waived for the current admissions cycle, however, you are still welcome to submit an exam score if you choose.
  • All graduate applicants must demonstrate academic-level proficiency with the English language
  • Written Statement of Purpose and Goals
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Official post-secondary academic transcripts
  • Admissions Tests – scores must be sent by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) directly to NDSU
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1476 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    53130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1265 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    35406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 843 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fargo

870 - 1260 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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