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DNP/MPH Dual Degree Program

This dual degree is offered by the University of Colorado College of Nursing and Colorado School of Public Health on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. In addition to receiving a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, students concurrently receive a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in a concentration of their choice: Applied Biostatistics; Community & Behavioral Health; Environmental & Occupational Health; Epidemiology; Health Systems, Management & Policy; Leadership & Public Health Practice; Maternal and Child Health; Population Mental Health & Wellbeing; or a custom concentration. This program may be completed entirely online. Only students already in or accepted into the University of Colorado DNP program are eligible to apply.

Quick facts, careers, and skills

When you leave this program, you’ll have a greater understanding of social and community factors that affect health, how to work with diverse communities, and how to promote health equity in your nursing practice.

Quick facts

Program location: Online
Credit hours: 42

Sample careers

Hospital public health nurse practitioner
School public health nurse practitioner
Health department program manager
& more

Skills you'll gain

Population health
Public health program design
Systems of care evaluation
& more


Up to ten credit hours from the DNP program will count toward completion of the 42-credit hour MPH. To help students select courses and successfully complete the dual degree, students are assigned faculty advisors from both the College of Nursing and ColoradoSPH. 

Students in the DNP/MPH dual degree will take courses in both the DNP and MPH simultaneously.

Total credits: 42

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