Public Health Nursing Practice DNP/MPH

The DNP/MPH dual degree program allows nursing students to bridge the knowledge of two caring disciplines: nursing and public health. A key benefit of the program is that DNP/MPH students are allowed to transfer up to 14 from the DNP program to the MPH, saving them time and money.

Applicants must be applying to or be a DNP student in any accredited DNP program at any college or university in the country to be eligible for this dual degree.

Tailor the MPH to fit your practice and career goals with a combination of onsite and online public health courses or complete it totally online. It is a high-tech and high-touch program that supports your goals and lifestyle.

As a DNP/MPH, you will create and implement evidenced-based interventions to provide quality care that improves the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations. You will learn how to effectively address public health policy problems and influence policy-makers to make change at all levels. Population-based solutions are increasingly critical during this time of great healthcare reform.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complex relationship between nursing practice and public health delivery system.

If you are a nurse practitioner with a completed advanced degree, please consider the Executive Program in Public Health Practice.

DVM/MPH dual degree students may complete the Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing (OEHN) track offered at the School of Public Health. Often there is financial support available to cover OEHN students’ tuition and fees through a training grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Application Deadlines

  • Summer admission: April 1
  • Fall admission: August 1
  • Spring admission: December

Contact Us

For program information

Public Health Practice Director
Jeff Bender

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