What are the best online MPH courses for nurses?

Many universities and colleges offer Master of Public Health (MPH) programs geared for nurses. Some offer a degree that focuses specifically on public health nursing while still maintaining the five traditional core discipline areas defined for public health. Others offer masters programs that have been tailored specifically for nurses.

For nurses to achieve the satisfaction and reward beyond simply nursing patients, they need to take their role to another level. This satisfaction can be accomplished by taking on leadership roles, by performing advanced research functions, or by involvement with patients’ rights advocacy. These functions can be achieved by specializing in certain areas including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, public health nutrition, public health practice, or community health.

MPH programs that are ranked highly for nurses include those offered by the Universities of:

  • Southern California via the Keck School of Medicine
  • Florida and the College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • Alabama at the Birmingham School of Health
  • South Florida and their College of Public Health
  • Albany via the university’s School of Public Health

In addition, there are a few universities that cater specifically to students who want to focus on nursing, and gain a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), as well as an MPH:

  • Benedictine University offers a fully online dual MSN and MPH that enables nurses to get the best of both qualifications and get the opportunity to rise to the top of their field of interest. This is an excellent option for students wanting to get the best nursing courses combined with an MPH.
  • Emory University has a dual program that it offers via its Rollins School of Public Health and Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Even though it is not a full online course, because of the online component, it does give students the opportunity continue working while studying. The EMPH specifically only requires on-campus weekend study. Degrees are offered in prevention science, applied epidemiology, and applied public health informatics.
  • The University of Texas has a School of Public Health and a School of Nursing, as well as a dual MSN and MPH degree. Students have to enroll in both schools, and can study some courses online. Clinical experience is required and gained via a typical practicum. Ultimately, students have to opt for a clinical concentration for this dual degree, and it must also be a discipline recognized within the public health sphere.



Schools with Online MPH Programs
A.T. Still University Online MPH
Benedictine University Online MPH
Concordia University of Nebraska Online MPH
Creighton University Online MPH
Des Moines University Online MPH
East Tennessee State University Online MPH
Emory University Online MPH
Florida A&M University Online MPH
George Washington University Online MPH
Idaho State University Online MPH
Johns Hopkins University Online MPH
Liberty University Online MPH
Loma Linda University Online MPH
Loyola University Online MPH
Medical College of Wisconsin Online MPH
New Mexico State University Online MPH
New York Medical College Online MPH
Northern Illinois University Online MPH
Nova Southeastern University Online MPH
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Online MPH
Rivier University Online MPH Programs
San Jose State University Online MPH
Simmons College Online MPH Program
Tulane University Online MPH
University at Albany-SUNY Online MPH
University of Alabama Online MPH
University of Alaska Online MPH
University of California Berkeley Online MPH
University of Florida Online MPH
University of Illinois Online MPH
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Online MPH
University of Minnesota Online MPH
University of Montana Online MPH
University of Nebraska Medical Center Online MPH
University of New England Online MPH
University of North Carolina Online MPH
University of North Texas Online MPH
University of South Carolina Online MPH
University of South Florida Online MPH
University of Southern California Online MPH
University of West Florida Online MPH
West Virginia University Online MPH

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