College of Health Professions North Dakota State University

College of Health Professions North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND
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Programs of Study

The College of Health Professions at North Dakota State University provides education, patient care, research, and public service that advance health care in the state, region, and country. Its programs in allied sciences, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice, and public health help students become competent, compassionate, and ethical professionals, as well as lifelong learners.

Graduate Programs in Public Health: Graduate programs in public health include the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) and Pharm.D./M.P.H. The 42-credit M.P.H. program focuses on disease state management, health promotion and prevention, and rural health. It has specializations in American Indian public health, health promotion, management of infectious diseases, and public health in clinical systems. The Pharm.D./M.P.H. program trains students to provide pharmaceutical care within a public health context. Pharm.D. students can complete this dual program in one year of additional study.

Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.S.N.) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.): The B.S.N. to D.N.P. program is ideal for baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses who want to become family nurse practitioners. Its 86-credit curriculum focuses on nursing leadership, clinical expertise, evidence-based methods in healthcare, and strategic problem-solving skills.

Graduate Programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences: North Dakota State University offers a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program consisting of core and elective courses, with advanced work in medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacology. The program focuses on research, leadership, and critical thinking skills to prepare students for leadership roles in the academic, government, and industrial sectors.


With research expenditures of more than $150 million annually, North Dakota State University is a leading research institution. It offers faculty members and student researchers an exceptional research infrastructure.

The College of Health Professions is an important part of the university’s research endeavors. For example, science researchers obtain key federally-funded grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, and Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. Furthermore, faculty members conduct research that advances health care theory and practice and contributes to curriculum development. Their research interests include the following:

  • internal medicine
  • diabetes mellitus
  • health promotion/disease prevention
  • hospital epidemiology
  • drug-resistant micro-organisms
  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • West Nile Virus infection
  • gerontology throughout the nursing curriculum
  • use of simulations in classroom
  • alternative delivery of clinical experiences

Students conduct research that enhances learning and examines relevant issues in health care, health sciences, nursing, pharmaceutical sciences, and public health. They also assist faculty members with their research projects.

Financial Aid

The College of Health Professions provides graduate assistantships and scholarships for students who qualify. Students can also pursue loans through federal programs or private lenders and participate in employer tuition reimbursement programs.

Cost of Study

The most current information on tuition and fees can be found online at

Living and Housing Costs

Information about on-campus housing for graduate students can be found at https://

While there is no specific residence hall for graduate students, they are able to live in the University apartments. There are also numerous housing options in the Fargo community.


Faculty members in the College of Health Professions are highly-skilled teachers, researchers, and practitioners. They are committed to helping students achieve academic success and providing health services to people and communities.

For example, Dr. Amanda Brooks is a professor in pharmaceutical sciences. Her research interests are antimicrobial biomaterial surfaces, combination hemo-compatible and antimicrobial biomaterial surface coating, and combination polymers pertaining to advanced drug delivery.

Dean Gross, Ph.D., FNP-C is an assistant professor of practice in the School of Nursing and director of the D.N.P. program. He is also a clinical specialist and preceptor. His research interests include clinical practice guidelines, community health, health literacy, and problem-based learning.

Student Life

The College of Health Professions provides a vibrant and welcoming community where students excel academically, professionally, and socially. It offers student organizations, community service projects, symposia, workshops, research opportunities, and special events. The larger campus community also provides many supportive services and recreational options such as the Career Center, Counseling Center, Disability Services, intercollegiate athletics, military and veteran services, multicultural student services, performing and fine arts, and the Wallman Wellness Center.


North Dakota State University is located on the eastern edge of North Dakota in Fargo, the state’s largest community. With its sister city, Moorhead, Minnesota, directly across the Red River, Fargo is one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle and offers a family-friendly environment with excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and a low crime rate; an active arts and cultural scene, including a symphony, civic opera company, art museums, and community theater; and many places to shop and eat, including numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and a newly refurbished downtown district.

The University

Established in 1890, North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research institution located in Fargo, North Dakota in the Midwestern region of the United States. It enrolls more than 14,400 students (2,100 graduate students). The Graduate School at North Dakota State University offers 86 master’s programs, 53 doctoral programs, and 15 graduate certificate programs.

The National Science Foundation has designated several of the university’s programs within the top 100 in the country.

Location & Contact

College of Health Professions

North Dakota State University

1340 Administration Avenue
Fargo, ND 58102
United States

Dr. Charles Peterson


Phone: 701-231-5383
Fax: 701-231-7606

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D)
      Doctor of Pharmacy/Doctor of Philosophy (Pharm D/PhD)
      Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration (Pharm D/MBA)
      Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Public Health (Pharm D/MPH)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Public Health (MPH)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
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  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $35
    • Application Fee - International $35
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
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  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
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    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans



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