MPH-MSN Dual Public Health Degree

The Masters of Public Health-Masters of Science in Nursing (MPH-MSN) dual degree is designed for nurses who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in public health, as well as their clinical expertise. This degree may also appeal to Registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who have an interest in community health systems, health care reform legislation, health care policy, population health management, disease prevention, and health promotion, along with community-based participatory research. 

With this dual degree, MPH-MSN students acquire complementary skills, knowledge, and perspective of both disciplines. Students will become equipped with advanced mastery of nursing theory and practice, and learn how to meet the health needs of diverse populations through community assessment, program planning, and policy development. Those in this dual degree program will also learn to work with and guide teams in the development of innovative, evidence-based, and culturally appropriate health care services for identified high-risk populations locally and globally. These skills will be developed through courses that touch on: epidemiology, health promotion, illness prevention, biostatistics, clinical care of marginalized populations (e.g. women and girls, LGBTQ, indigenous populations, sex workers), health systems, humanitarian health, environmental health, program development and implementation, management and leadership, and program evaluation, among others.

The MPH-MSN dual degree should provide students with the necessary skill to pursue professional careers in both nursing and public health, and for leadership roles in community healthcare settings, local, state, and federal agencies, academic institutions, faith-based initiatives, and non-profit organizations in the United States and internationally. 

Common career opportunities for those who received their MPH-MSN dual degree include:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Adult, Pediatric, and Subspecialty nurse practitioners
  • Community Health/Public Health Nurse
  • Community Health Directors
  • Clinical Nurse Research

Completion of the MS component of the MS/MPH program will lead to eligibility for state licensure and/or national certification, depending on the program.

MPH-MSN Degree Programs

California State University - Long Beach

California State University - Long Beach - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

City University of New York - Hunter College

Columbia University - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

Columbia University

Columbia University - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

Emory University

Emory University - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

LaSalle University

LaSalle University - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

New York University

Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN

Simmons University

Simmons University - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

SUNY - Downstate Medical Center

SUNY - Downstate Medical Center - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

University of Maryland

University of Maryland - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

University of Nevada - Reno

University of Nevada - Reno - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

University of North Texas Health Science Center

University of North Texas Health Science Center - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina - MPH-MSN - Health Services Policy & Management - MPH-MSN

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

Yale University

Yale University - MPH-MSN - Public Health - MPH-MSN - Traditional

Consider a Featured Online Public Health Program

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Tufts University
Online MS in Health Informatics & Analytics from Tufts School of Medicine.
Harness data to improve human health. Bachelor’s required.
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George Washington University
Online MPH, Online MHI, Online MHA
CEPH Accredited
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University of North Carolina
Online MPH
The University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health is an Accredited School of Public Health under the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
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Baylor University
The service-oriented Master of Public Health online program from Baylor University is now accepting applications.
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Simmons University
Develop the methodological, leadership, and advocacy skills needed to address health inequity during our 21-month program.
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