Format: Online, In-Class

This program is not currently accepting applications.

The coordinated MPH/MSN degree is offered through the UAB School of Nursing and the UAB School of Public Health. Students in this coordinated degree earn an MPH with a concentration in Population Health. In this individualized concentration, students gain a solid foundation in public health through completion of the MPH core (based on the Evidence-based Public Health framework), an Applied Practice Experience (Internship), and an Integrative Learning Experience (Capstone). Students also select from among all master’s-level Public Health courses (e.g., maternal and child health, global health, health policy) to build a unique curriculum that supports their career goals. Specialized advising is provided to assist students in designing their individualized curriculum.

At the completion of the coordinated degree, nurse practitioner graduates are eligible to take the certification examination for women’s health nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, or pediatric nurse practitioner.


Students may complete the MPH portion of this coordinated degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in-class experiences.

Students in this track must complete 44 credit hours. This includes the MPH Core, School of Public Health requirements, track requirements, electives, and an internship. The coordinated MPH/MSN degree can be completed in two-to-three years of full-time study. Normally, a minimum of 42 credit hours are required for the MPH; however, because of the coordinated nature of the degree, 6 credit hours from the MSN curriculum are credited to the MPH degree.

Online students pay less than the out-of-state tuition rate for the MPH portion of this coordinated degree.

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Students must apply separately to the MPH and MSN programs. Upon acceptance to the MSN program, dual degree students will be accepted automatically to the MPH degree program.


For additional information concerning the coordinated MPH/MSN program, contact the School of Public Health at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..