Public Health Schools and MPH Programs in North Dakota

Universities throughout North Dakota offer two Master of Public Health (MPH) programs that are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and that can help students gain the knowledge they need to effectively aid the public. These are North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota. In addition, North Dakota is home to public health careers with brighter outlooks than elsewhere in the United States.

MPH programs in North Dakota that are accredited by the CEPH offer various concentrations according to school, including community health science, epidemiology, indigenous health, health management and policy, and population health research and analytics. Depending on the school and concentration, students can pursue these MPH programs online.

Online MPH programs may be changing the way that students engage in a public health program. These innovative programs provide high-quality educational curricula that mimic what is seen in traditional learning environments. Online education can give you the drive to work independently from others and exhibit time management skills throughout your experience. Managing a career is best accommodated by a flexible degree program that you can take part in from your very own home.

Public Health Careers Outlook in North Dakota

Public health is a fascinating field that can contribute knowledge, prevention and growth to the areas in which it is implemented. People who are going into higher degree programs with a focus on public health should be determined individuals with the drive to help others and improve the quality of life within their own communities.

Public health careers in North Dakota have a generally positive outlook. Three related job titles—medical and health services manager/healthcare administrator, health educator and occupational health specialist—have higher median salaries in North Dakota than they do on average in the United States. Four job titles—biostatistician, medical records and health information technician, dietitian and nutritionist, and health informatics specialist—are also projected to see greater job growth in North Dakota through 2028 than they are across the country. 

The table below reflects the demand and earning potential for public health careers in North Dakota, based on data provided by O*NET OnLine.

Job TitleMedian Salary in ND, 2020 (Yearly)Median Salary in U.S., 2020 (Yearly)Projected Job Growth in ND, 2018-2028Projected Job Growth in U.S., 2019-2029
Health Specialties Professors
Environmental Health Specialists
Medical and Health Services Managers /Healthcare Administrators
Health Educators
Occupational Health Specialists
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Dietitians and Nutritionists
Health Informatics Specialists 

*Estimate not released/provided by ONET

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Information last updated June 2021