MSN-MPH Dual Degree Program

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Earn Your MSN-MPH

An extraordinary program in a unique environment, the dual-degree MSN-MPH combines the resources of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Rollins School of Public Health with some of the most renowned public health organizations in the world. Opportunities for professional growth are enhanced by proximity to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Cancer Society, and The Carter Center. 

The program of study leading to the Master of Science in Nursing and the Master of Public Health is designed for nurses who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in community/public health as well as clinical nursing. The curriculum consists of both Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Public Health core and specialty content. The number of courses and the time required to obtain the two degrees are reduced by eliminating duplication. The program can be completed in six or seven semesters of full-time study, depending on the number and availability of classes each semester. Part-time enrollment is available to those who wish to pursue the degree while working. Graduates are prepared to apply for the appropriate Nurse Practitioner and/or Certified Nurse Midwife certification examinations. Applicants to the MSN-MPH dual degree program must apply and meet admission requirements for both the School of Nursing and the School of Public Health. For more information on the MPH program visit the Rollins School of Public Health.

The School of Nursing Selects Applicants who are best qualified academically and who have the greatest potential for success in the MSN program. We evaluate all undergraduate course work and give preference to applicants with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Applications and supporting credentials sent before or postmarked by October 1st for spring or January 15th for summer and fall semesters will be given priority for admission and merit based scholarships. However, applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed as long as class space is available.

Student Enrollment

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has a long-standing history of educating women and men to be leaders on the forefront of the health care community. 

  • Total students: 794
    • Females: 718 (90%)
    • Males: 76 (10%)
    • Minorities: 293 (37%)
    • Total BSN students: 443
    • Total MSN students: 269
    • Total DNP students: 52
    • Total PhD students: 30

Post Graduation Placement Information

2015-2016 BSN Student Cohort

  • Of the respondents to the post graduation survey, 73 percent were employed immediately after graduation, and 88 percent were employed within three months of graduation.
  • Of the student respondents immediately employed, the average starting salary was $53,000.

2015-2016 MSN Student Cohort

  • Of the respondents to the post graduation survey, 52 percent were employed immediately after graduation, and 87 percent were employed within three months of graduation.
  • Of the student respondents immediately employed, the average starting salary was $96,000.

Academic Distinctions

  • Ranked No. 4 in the nation for graduate nursing education by US News & World Report 
  • Leader in service learning and global health 
  • Internationally recognized faculty researchers 
  • 37 faculty members are American Academy of Nursing Fellows
  • 8 faculty members are Amercian Association of Nurse Practitioner Fellows 
  • Students work in 500+ diverse clinical sites nationwide 
  • Located in Atlanta, a leading health care center in the US

Please visit the Graduate Program Financial Aid Page for information about financial aid options.

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