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 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Cancer Society, and the Carter Center of Emory University. The CDC represents the federal government’s efforts at disease prevention and health promotion. Focused on cancer prevention and detection, the American Cancer Society is the world’s largest voluntary agency. An international perspective is offered by the Carter Center under the leadership of former President Jimmy Carter, providing programs directed at disease eradication, child survival, and world hunger.
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 November 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.
Options for study include:
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Emergency Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Health Systems Leadership
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Women's Health Care (Title X)
Required prerequisites for the MSN-MPH dual degree applicants:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited program
MSN-MPH Admission Procedures and Requirements