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Public Health, Master of Science in Nursing/Master Degree

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH) Dual Degree

Admission requirements to the program include those set by both programs, i.e. 3.0 GPA or higher in the undergraduate degree program and submission of GRE scores. Both programs require course work in the undergraduate program in statistics, research, and lifespan growth and development. Both require three letters of reference and must meet University Graduate School admission requirements. For nursing, the student's undergraduate degree must come from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited school and applicants must have completed an undergraduate course in health assessment. For the MPH, international students must have a TOEFL score of at least 600 (250 on the new scale) and applicants must have completed 12 credits of undergraduate work in health and wellness-related disciplines with a grade of "B" or better in each.

Students pursuing this dual degree program are required to pick one of two tracks from the MPH section (epidemiology or social and behavioral health) and one of three tracks from the MSN (see tabs above).  This dual program is usually around 78-90+ credits.

The table below contains core course work, public health requirements may be found here.

Call NumberCourse TitleNumber of Credits
CHS 701 Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health 3
CHS 725 Health and Environment 3
CHS 712 Epidemiology in Public Health 3
CHS 780 Biostatistics in Public Health 3
CHS 755 Health Policy and Administration 3
CHS 700R Research Methods for Public Health 1
NURS 735 Intro to Knowledge Development & Scientific Inquiry 3
NURS 736 Health Care Policy & Social Justice 3
NURS 737 Population/Aggregate Health Care Issues 3
NURS 760 Advanced Nursing Care of Specialized Populations 6

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