DNP/MPH Dual Degree

Admits in fall and spring

Join the Ranks of Public Health Nurse Leaders

Scholars in the Doctor of Nurse Practice, Masters of Public Health (DNP/MPH) dual-degree program concurrently earn a DNP from the University of Colorado’s College of Nursing and a Masters of Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health. Electives allow students to tailor studies to their interests. The dual degree requires 21 fewer credits than earning the two degrees separately. Graduates of this program are prepared to meet the growing trend of multiple chronic conditions emerging earlier in patients.

The DNP/MPH dual degree is ideal for:

  • Individuals with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Nurses with a master's in a nursing specialty other than public/community health

Nurses who hold a Master of Public/Community Health Nursing may apply to either the dual degree program or the DNP-PHN degree.

2021 Applicants

Effective March 2021, applicants interested in the Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Public Health Dual-Degree (DNP/MPH) program are required to apply for the DNP and MPH separately and must be accepted into each program in order to qualify for the dual degree.

Applicants must first apply to the Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Public Health Dual-Degree program using NursingCAS.

Applicants recommended for admission into the Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Public Health Dual-Degree program are required to complete a Master of Public Health application through the Colorado School of Public Health using SOPHAS Express. Additional detailed information regarding the SOPHAS Express application will be provided to you in you are amongst the applicants recommended for admission.