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MSN/MPH Dual Degree Program

Jefferson School of Nursing and Jefferson School of Population Health offer a dual degree program combining a Master of Science in Nursing with a Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH). The new program integrates advanced practice nursing with public health research and practice.

The MPH augments traditional advanced practice 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 models

MSN students are eligible for 9-12 transfer credits toward the MPH based on their specialty area.

An MSN/MPH prepares graduates for leadership positions in public health agencies, community-based programs, population-based research initiatives, global health programs and academic institutions.

Admission Requirements

  • RN licensure
  • BSN, MSN or Nurse Doctorate (ND) from an accredited school
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • Resume
  • Introductory course in elementary statistics and nursing research
  • Computer literacy, Microsoft Office skills
  • A course in basic physical assessment skills. (If integrated in the undergraduate course of study, evidence must be submitted for evaluation.)
  • Two references: one professional, one academic
  • An essay addressing professional goals
  • Current CPR certification
  • Competitive performance on the GRE or MAT if the cumulative GPA from the BSN is less than 3.2. Applicants whose undergraduate GPA is 3.2 or below must present evidence of one of the following:
    • Competitive scores on the GRE, GRE Writing Examination, or MAT or
    • A grade of B or better in two core graduate nursing courses taken at TJU as a non-degree student

    Admissions Questions: contact Niki M. Kelley at (215) 503-1041.

    Program Questions: contact the Jefferson School of Nursing at (215) 503-5090 or the Jefferson School of Population Health at 215-503-0174 .