MSN/MPH Dual Degree Programs

Public health involves preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through organized efforts. It is a combination of six core areas: biostatistics, epidemiology, health services administration, health education, behavioral science, and environmental science. Nursing is a healthcare profession focused on caring for individuals, families, and families so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an advanced degree for registered nurses that can prepare them to seek careers as nurse administrators, health policy experts, clinical nurse leaders, nurse educators, and managers. The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree builds upon these nursing concepts with coursework in behavioral and social public health theory and practice, biostatistics and data analysis, advanced epidemiology, environmental health, policy advocacy, program planning and evaluation, among others. By combining these two disciplines into a dual degree, students can enhance their skills in both public health and clinical nursing. Programs can be completed in six or seven semesters of full-time study. Graduates prepare for leadership positions in public health agencies, community-based programs, population-based research initiatives, global health programs, and academic institutions.

Guide to Masters In Public Health Programs

Below are descriptions of the top online masters in public health programs offered. Use the links next to each college to request free information from that university about the degrees it offers that interest you. If you're considering enrolling in a masters in public health program, we recommend that you request information from at least 4 different colleges as there are significant differences between tuition, degree requirements, etc. which can best be explained by the colleges themselves.

Walden University – The online Master of Public Health Program at Walden is a practice oriented degree that includes courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, healthcare policy, health administration, and behavioral sciences.

Kaplan University – The online Master in Public Health degrees at Kaplan University prepare students for healthcare careers in government, non profits, and private organizations. Kaplan offers numerous concentrations within their online Masters in Public Health programs such as; health program development, epidemiology, health education and health promotion.

Grand Canyon University – For student with a busy schedule or they want to quickly achieve career goals, GCU offers an online MS of Public Health program that accomplishes just that. Assignments can be complete is an environment of your choosing.

Benedictine University – The online Master in Public Health programs at Benedictine University prepare students to help combat poverty, inequities, disease and epidemics. In addition to its general MPH degree.

Boston University – With an MS in Health Communication from Boston University, students can enter high level positions and begin to apply their education to their careers. Our career oriented assignments engages students with knowledge and skills they will need.

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