PhD in Nursing/MPH Dual Degree


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Doctorate

Program Lenth

4 Years

Program Type

  • Hybrid

Contact Information


Name: Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, CNM, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
Position: Professor & Director, Nursing PhD Program

130 S. Ninth Street
Suite 718
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Name: Rosemary (Rosie) Frasso, PhD, MSc, CPH
Position: Program Director

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Program Overview

The 56-credit Thomas Jefferson University PhD in Nursing/MPH dual degree program provides a novel approach preparing nurse scientists at the highest level of education to generate new scientific knowledge, address healthcare and public health issues, and educate the next generation of nurses. The program is embedded in an educational framework that promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and reimagines education and discovery by encouraging collaboration among students during the formative stages of PhD education.

The dual degree program will provide advanced training in public health, with the goal of promoting wellness, assuring quality and addressing the social determinants of health in the healthcare setting and in the community.

Program Highlights

  • Participate in research labs across the university
  • Work with interprofessional research teams 
  • Learn how to conduct research that embraces social justice and health equity
  • Develop your own independent research with mentorship from expert nurse scientist faculty
  • Hybrid format
  • Funding is available