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

Explore MPH-MSN Dual Degree Programs

California State University at Long Beach

Long Beach, CA · Traditional Format

Case Western University

Cleveland, OH · Traditional Format

City University of New York – Hunter College

New York, NY · Traditional Format

Emory University

Atlanta, GA · Traditional Format

Harvard University

Boston, MA · Traditional Format

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD · Traditional Format

LaSalle University

Philadelphia, PA · Traditional Format

New York University

New York, NY · Traditional Format

Rutgers University

Newark, NJ · Traditional Format

Simmons University

Boston, MA · Traditional Format

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL · Traditional Format

University of Connecticut

Farmington, CT · Traditional Format

University of Maryland

Baltimore, MD · Traditional Format

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA · Traditional Format

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Houston, TX · Traditional Format

Information updated as of April 2020

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Baylor University Master of Public Health

Earn your MPH online in as few as 18 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 42 credits
  • Live, online classes

George Washington University Master of Public Health

Earn your MPH online in as few as 12 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 45 credits
  • Live, online classes
  • Accredited by CEPH

Tufts University Master of Public Health 

Earn your MPH online in as few as 20 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 42 credits
  • Live, online classes
  • Accredited by CEPH

University of North Carolina Master of Public Health 

Earn your MPH online in as few as 20 months

  • No GRE required
  • 42 credits
  • Live, online classes
  • Accredited by CEPH

Simmons University Master of Public Health

 Earn your MPH online in as few as 21 months 

  • No GRE required
  • 45 credits
  • Live, online classes

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