Indigenous Health Ph.D.
The doctoral degree in Indigenous Health is the first of its kind.
The University of North Dakota's doctoral degree in Indigenous Health - the first of its kind in the United States or Canada - will give you a deeper understanding of the unique health issues facing Indigenous populations. With its evidence-based approach to public health, the program prepares you to join the elite group of forward-thinking, culturally aware experts who are setting new standards in the fight for Indigenous health equity worldwide.
Students in this program will develop skillsets and competencies in research and evaluation methods, policy, and leadership, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the unique health issues facing Indigenous populations. After completion of this doctoral degree, students will join the elite group of culturally aware experts who are setting new standards in the fight against Indigenous health disparities worldwide.
A multitude of job opportunities exist for graduates of the Indigenous Health PhD, including Health Researcher, Health Program Evaluator, Health Policy Analyst, University or Tribal College Faculty, Tribal Health Director, Health Program Administrator, Indigenous Health Consultant, Non-Profit Administrator, and Public Health Officer, among numerous other roles.
Application to the Indigenous Health Ph.D. is made online through an admissions account on the School of Graduate Studies website. Visit the admissions page for all requirements.
The Indigenous Health Ph.D. is a 60-credit post-Master's degree program designed to be completed in 3 years. Students complete 42 didactic credits, a 12-credit dissertation/portfolio, and 6 credits for the seminar series. Visit the coursework page for more information.
Students will gain skills and knowledge from our program faculty who combine for nearly 100 years of Indigenous Health experience.
Still have questions? Check out our answers to frequently asked questions.