Curriculum

With approval, you may apply up to 14 credits of nursing courses toward the MPH and up to 12 credits of public health courses toward the DNP. This allows you to reduce the length program, saving you time and money.

We will work with your DNP curriculum to identify nursing courses that could transfer to the MPH program.

UMN DNP students complete 8-14 credits of public health courses in DNP program, (depending upon area of specialty) which can be transferred to the MPH, plus completing a MPH project and field experience to meet the requirements of both programs. With good planning, DNP/MPH students only need to attend the School of Public Health for 2 terms (14cr/term) to complete required courses and public health electives of their choice. In addition, with approval from the SON, up to 12 credits of public health courses can be transferred to the DNP.

Students will have a faculty adviser/team in both schools and the advisers will assist students in selecting courses that are appropriate for their career interest and goals.

The core MPH courses are available online, giving students the freedom to complete both degrees with flexibility and in a timely fashion. Because it is an online program, the MPH charges resident tuition.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredits the School of Nursing. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredits the School of Public Health.

Sample schedule of DNP: speciality public health and MPH

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