Online MSN-MPH Dual Degree Option

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Total Courses
Cost per Credit
2.5 years
Average Completion*
15 Hours/Week
Course Effort

Master’s in Nursing (MSN) + Master of Public Health (MPH) Overview

It’s time to take your career even further. Develop the advanced nursing, public health, and leadership skills to move into executive-level positions in hospitals, health departments, and other health care organizations.

  • Prepare to use your expertise and experience to influence health policy and improve the quality of care at local, state, or global levels.
  • Increase your speed to graduation and earn your degree on your schedule with ExcelTrack® course offerings.
  • Take courses 100% online while meeting the demands of your nursing career.
  • Gain hands-on experience through clinicals you can complete locally or even at your current workplace.
  • Prepare for ANCC Nurse Executive or Nurse Executive, Advanced certifications with the Executive Nurse Leader concentration.

What’s a Dual Degree?

Earn two degrees in less time than it would take to earn each degree separately. Because the master’s programs share a core curriculum, the credits you earn apply toward both degrees.

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CCNE Accredited

The master's degree in nursing program at Purdue Global is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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Purdue Global School of Nursing proudly partners with The DAISY Foundation to recognize and celebrate extraordinary nursing students.

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in a Purdue Global online MSN Dual Degree Option, you must be an RN with your Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution. Refer to the University Catalog for additional requirements or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

What Courses Will I Take?

Courses in this program help you develop expertise in advanced nursing, public health, global health, leadership, and more. You’ll learn how to harness your nursing experience and public health knowledge and apply it to real-world health care scenarios.

Sample Courses

  • Foundations in Public Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Global Health – Elements, Issues, and Trends
  • Public Health Program Development


As part of the MSN, you’ll complete the executive leader concentration, which focuses on leadership and organizational theory, health care finance and budgeting, human resource management, and advanced nursing practice principles.

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Program Requirements

Core Credits
Concentration Credits
Total Credits

Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Prepare for Industry Certifications

With your MSN and MPH degrees, and depending on your level of leadership within your organization, you will be well prepared to sit for industry-recognized American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification exams that expand your career potential, including:

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Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Financial Aid

Learn about federal financial aid programs available for many of our degree programs.

Corporate Partner Benefits

Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

Military Tuition Reduction

Graduate tuition savings for military include a 17–30% reduction per credit for current servicemembers and 14% per credit for veterans for graduate programs.

International Tuition Reduction

International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% international student tuition reduction.

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Career Opportunities

With a master’s in both nursing and public health, you can qualify for executive-level positions and leadership roles in hospital administration, health care organizations, and health departments at local, national, and global levels.

You can also take on roles as a consultant or liaison to government entities focused on environmental, public, and global health.

Average Salary


General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

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Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.


Faculty members who have advanced degrees


Faculty members who hold a doctorate


Faculty publications in 2021–2022

More Than 38,000

Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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*Estimated Graduation Date and Average Completion: Estimated graduation date is based on the assumption that you will enroll in time to begin classes on the next upcoming start date, will remain enrolled for each consecutive term, and will maintain satisfactory academic standing in each term to progress toward completion of your program. Completion time is based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

Certification Exams: Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Eligibility is dependent on your level of leadership with your organization.

ExcelTrack®: ExcelTrack® is designed to advance your progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-term resource fee and associated program fees. MSN and certificate programs include traditional clinical and final project courses; tuition for these courses is charged at the standard per-credit rate.