Graduate students are offered the opportunity to enroll in joint MPH/MSN degree programs. The MSN in Health Leadership combined with the MPH degree is outlined below.

Students will complete the core requirements of both the MPH [9 core plus 1 PUBH elective cu's] and MSN in Health Leadership [6.5 cu’s] Programs for a total of 16.5 cu’s for the joint degree program for nursing students in the Health Leadership Program

Masters in Public Health: 10 courses required [10 c.u.’s]

  1. N500/PubH 502Introduction to Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
  2. PubH 501: Introductory Biostatistics
  3. PubH 503: Environmental & Occupational Health
  4. PubH 504: Social & Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
  5. PubH 505: Public Health Administration and Policy
  6. PubH 506: Methods for Public Health Practice
  7. PubH 507: Public Health Ethics, Law and Policy
  8. PubH 508: Capstone Integrative Experience (2.0 CU)
  9. PUBH xxx: Public Health prefix elective


Masters of Science in Nursing, Health Leadership: 6.5** course units required core

Please note that N500: Introduction to Principles of Epidemiology is required in both programs, making the actual number of combined core course units of 16.5 cu’s)

  1. N748: Leadership Development for Health
  2. N749: Historical and Theoretical Foundations of the Nation’s Health
  3. N500/Pubh 502: Introduction to Principles of Epidemiology**
  4. N650: Health Systems Analysis
  5. N540: Current Issues in Health and Social Policy
  6. NXXX: Negotiation for Change Agents

Additional dual degrees have been approved with the following degrees offered by Penn's School of Nursing:

Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Nurse-Midwifery Program
Family Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program

For addtional information contact:

Moriah Hall, MPH Program Coordinator: 215-573-8841,