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 CUs plus 1 PUBH elective CU] and MSN in Health Leadership [6 CUs] Programs for a total of 16 CUs 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 courses required (6 CUs)

Please note that N500: Introduction to Principles of Epidemiology is required in both programs

  1. NURS748: Leadership Development in Healthcare
  2. NURS749: History, Health and Social Policy
  3. NURS500/Pubh 502: Introduction to Principles of Epidemiology (counts in PUBH total)
  4. NURS650: Systems Thinking in Patient Safety
  5. NURS540: Current Issues in Health and Social Policy
  6. NURS699: Advanced Roles in Administrative Nursing Practice
  7. Nursing Elective

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 Associate Director: 215-573-8841,