Format: Online, In-Class

This program is currently not accepting students.

The MPH/MSN is offered by the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy.

The coordinated MPH/MSN degree is designed to address the dynamic health care needs of women and children. This program is offered through the UAB School of Nursing and the UAB School of Public Health. This program prepares nurse practitioners to participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative maternal and child health (MCH) programs and policies. This dual degree builds on the synergy generated through two complementary curriculum tracks. In this educational experience, advanced clinical skill is combined with expertise in program planning and evaluation.

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, depending on the specialty course of study.

This coordinated program is one of the programs in the MCH concentration and is funded, in part, by the MCH Center of Excellence.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the health problems faced by children and their families within the context of public health.
  • Apply current policies and programs directed at children and their families and describe how they are developed.
  • Demonstrate skill in providing clinical services to children and their families.
  • Plan, implement, and administer MCH programs.
  • Demonstrate skill in the provision of primary care that includes health promotion and prevention of specific disorders and injury.
  • Demonstrate early identification and treatment or referral for treatment of health problems.
  • Manage chronic conditions to avoid complications and promote optimal physical, psychological, and social functioning.


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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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..