Admits in fall and spring
Scholars in the Doctor of Nursing 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 their studies to their interests. 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:
Nurses who hold a Master of Public/Community Health Nursing may apply to either the dual degree program or the DNP-PHN degree.
The dual degree requires 21 fewer credits than earning the two degrees separately.
DNP/MPH study plan
There are four pathways to the Doctorate of Nursing Practice that specializes in public health. The pathways are differentiated by the applicant’s professional preparation.
As a part of the DNP Project series of courses, all DNP-PHN and DNP/MPH students are encouraged to complete practicum credit hours in public/community health settings. Practicum experiences for out-of-state students must be negotiated among course instructors, students, and their program advisors to best fit the learning needs and professional goals of the student. For Colorado students, the majority of current practice sites are in local and state, community-based agencies, including public health departments. Many of the sites serve the most vulnerable populations in Colorado.
Practicum Note: Students must complete 1,000 post-baccalaureate clinical practicum hours to graduate with a DNP degree. Individual assessment of post-baccalaureate clinical hours will determine whether additional clinical practicum hours are required.
Please see the following notice: Nursing Certification Disclaimer
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.