Online MSN-MPH Dual Degree Option

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Program at a Glance

  • Earn both your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Master of Public Health (MPH) online in as few as 2.5 years.
  • Develop advanced nursing, public health, and leadership skills to qualify for executive-level positions in hospitals, health departments, and other health care organizations.
  • Prepare to use your expertise and experience to influence health policy and improve the quality of care at local, state, or global levels.
  • Increase your speed to graduation and earn your degree on your schedule with ExcelTrack® course offerings.*
  • Prepare for ANCC Nurse Executive or Nurse Executive, Advanced certifications.
Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Course Effort
15 Hours per Week
Course Length
10-Week Terms
Average Completion
2.5 years
Of Full-Time Study
Credits Required
(55 Semester Credits)
Cost per Credit

Online Master’s in Nursing and Master of Public Health Dual Degree Option Overview

As America’s health care system continues to evolve rapidly, the industry needs professionals who can use their personal experience and expertise to affect change on a larger scale. Purdue Global’s online MSN and MPH dual degree program prepares you for executive leadership positions in hospitals, health care organizations, health departments, and local communities at local, state, and national levels.

With this dual master’s degree in public health and nursing, you’ll build on your previous nursing education and practical experience while developing leadership skills and public health knowledge that can be applied to larger communities and systems.

Leverage the expertise of the School of Nursing and the School of Health Sciences and become an MSN-MPH nursing leader in less time than it would take to earn each degree separately. Because master’s degree programs share a core curriculum, the credits you earn for these courses apply toward both degrees.

Classes offer 100% online flexibility; however, the program requires you to complete an MSN clinical practice experience to further build your hands-on experience.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

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The master's degree in nursing program at Purdue Global is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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Admissions Requirements

To enroll in a Purdue Global online MSN Dual Degree Option, you must be an RN with your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution. Refer to the University Catalog for additional requirements or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Prepare for Industry Certifications

With your MSN and MPH degrees, and depending on your level of leadership within your organization, you will be well prepared to sit for industry-recognized American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification exams that expand your career potential, including:

Some certifications may require work experience and/or additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program.

Ways to Save

  • Financial Aid

    Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.

    Financial Aid FAQ

  • Corporate Partner Benefits

    Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

    Employee Savings and Benefits

  • Military Tuition Reduction

    55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.

    Tuition Savings for Military

  • International Tuition Reduction

    International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.

    International Tuition and Benefits

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What Courses Will I Take?

Courses in this program help you develop expertise in advanced nursing, public health, global health, leadership, and more. You’ll learn how to harness your nursing experience and public health knowledge and apply it to real-world health care scenarios.

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Sample Courses
  • Foundations in Public Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Global Health – Elements, Issues, and Trends
  • Public Health Program Development


As part of the MSN, you’ll complete the executive leader concentration, which focuses on leadership and organizational theory, health care finance and budgeting, human resource management, and advanced nursing practice principles.

Program Requirements

  • Core Credits
  • Concentration Credits
  • Total Credits

Career Opportunities

With a master’s in both nursing and public health, you can qualify for executive-level positions and leadership roles in hospital administration, health care organizations, and health departments at local, national, and global levels.

You can also take on roles as a consultant or liaison to government entities focused on environmental, public, and global health.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Active Listening
  3. Judgment and decision-making
  4. Systems analysis
  5. Complex problem-solving

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 51% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 395 Faculty publications in 2021–2022
student at desk icon More Than 38,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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*ExcelTrack®: ExcelTrack® is designed to advance your progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-term resource fee and associated program fees. MSN and certificate programs include traditional clinical and final project courses; tuition for these courses is charged at the standard per-credit rate.

Certification Exams: Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Eligibility is dependent on your level of leadership with your organization.