The Nursing to Master of Public Health Advanced Degree Option provides undergraduate nursing students interested in public health careers the opportunity to seek early admission to the MPH Program.
Students interested in the advanced degree option must apply to the MPH Program by February 1 of their first year in the nursing program. Admitted students then begin taking 3-4 credits per semester during their second year of nursing school.
Upon receiving their nursing degree, most students complete their MPH coursework over three to four years (a maximum of five years) while working part-time in a clinical setting. Nursing students who obtain a nurse residency position after graduating from nursing school will defer their admission for the MPH Program until completion of the residency program (usually one year).