Why earn an accelerated public health degree online?

Application Deadlines
Fall:
Aug. 17
Spring:
Dec. 15
Summer:
May 1

Students seeking the accelerated degree may apply to the School of Graduate Studies after completing 60 credits.

Graduate Application Deadlines
Fall:
Aug. 17
Spring:
Dec. 15
Summer:
May 1

UND's accelerated public health program allows you to pursue a bachelor’s degree (B.S.) and master’s degree (M.P.H.), shortening the time required to earn a master’s degree.

Online Bachelor's in Public Health

The Public Health Education bachelor's program is based on a strong foundation in the health sciences, social sciences and psychology. It prepares you to think critically and scientifically, while enhancing communication skills and leadership experiences with a focus on social justice. You will be exposed to the ethical principles of public health practice in your work with diverse populations.

In the bachelor's program, you will have:

  • Applied learning experiences. All students complete a 12-credit internship, engage in service-learning projects, and are encouraged to participate in public health study abroad opportunities.
  • Flexibility and convenience. UND offers the degree online and prepares students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
  • Comprehensive curriculum. You are exposed to five core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, health policy and management, and environmental health.

Online Master's in Public Health

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, offers three specializations to help you develop necessary skills.

  • Indigenous Health provides you with a critical understanding of determinants and solutions to health disparities. UND's specialization is the only 100% online Indigenous Health program in the world.
  • Population Health Research & Analytics prepares you to produce convincing and scientifically sound information about population health, evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, and provide the basis for improving health policies and programs.
  • Health Management & Policy gives you the skills needed to manage health delivery systems effectively and efficiently, analyze health policies, and communicate to affect change in health policy and management.

How Combined Programs Work

If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, apply to UND and your program. As a current student, connect with your advisor to make sure you stay on track for the combined or accelerated program. During your junior year, you can officially apply to the School of Graduate Studies. Complete the required courses, and you'll earn both your undergraduate and graduate degree at the same time.

Public Health at UND

Public Health Careers

100%

Graduate employment rate in health-related careers

 

11%

Job growth outlook for health educators and community health workers through 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

A master's degree in public health opens the door for a variety of different jobs. Popular employment areas in public health include:

  • Biostatistician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health policy analysis
  • Medical science
  • Public health administration
  • Public health education
  • Public health statistics

When You Earn a Degree in Public Health

A Public Health degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Grant Writing
  • Statistical Softwares
  • Strategic Planning
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Literature Reviews
  • Microsoft Access

UND Public Health Alumni

Public Health alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Altru Health System
  • 2u, Inc.
  • Centura Health Corporation
  • District Health Department 10
  • Essentia Health

Public Health Courses You Could Take 

Public health classroom

Top Public Health Graduate Program in the Nation

UND is increasingly regarded as one of the top academic and research institutions in the nation for public health. Our M.P.H. program consistently ranks among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.

Best Online Master's Program - Public Health
Most Affordable Online Master's Degree - Public Health
College Rank - Public Health

 

Lead Your Way

Alison Traynor received her online master’s degree in public health and is currently the North Dakota Suicide Prevention Director.