MS/MPH Program

Tab section ofMS/MPH

Our innovative MS/MPH dual-degree curriculum is designed to prepare you for leadership positions in healthcare and public healthcare policy. This focused study allows for completion of the dual MS/MPH programs in three years of full-time study instead of four while building interprofessional teams and networking opportunities. As a graduate, you are eligible to sit for national certification exams related to advanced practice and population-focused roles. 

Admission criteria

  • Must have a BS in nursing or BS in a non-nursing field together with an associate's degree in nursing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • NYS nursing license prior to beginning coursework
  • Prior to entering the specialty courses of a respective nursing master's program, at least one year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse is required.

Additional requirements for the MPH program

Applicants must also meet the eligibility requirements for the MPH program.


Technical Standards Requirements

Applicants must meet the Technical Standards for Core Professional Nursing Competency Performance in order to be eligible for admission to, progress in, and graduate from the nursing program.

Criminal Background Check Policy

All nursing students will be required to complete a series of clinical learning experiences in order to successfully meet the learning outcomes for a given program of study. Prior to participating in clinical learning experiences at any off-campus healthcare facility, students are required to complete a criminal background check and a drug test. Each clinical facility has policies regarding possible convictions and potential drug use that may bar students from being accepted at the facility for clinical placement. You may read more about this policy.

Equal Opportunity Statement

NYU Meyers does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Prospective students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our programs.

MS/MPH dual-degree students will complete nursing master's courses and the College of Global Public Health's Global Health MPH concentration, which offers an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to public health education. The MPH program curriculum consists of 43 credits, as follows:

  • 10 core courses, including four 0-credit courses, which cover core public health competencies and provide a foundation for further coursework;
  • 3 Global Health concentration courses;
  • 5 general MPH elective courses;
  • An applied practice experience seminar;
  • 180 hours of supervised, relevant public health practice in the form of an internship;
  • An integrative learning experience seminar, which is taken in the student's final semester, providing the opportunity to integrate key global public health concepts and theories developed throughout the program.

The Nursing MS programs that are able to be paired with the MPH program are Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, Pediatrics Primary Care NP, Psychiatric-Mental Health NP, Nurse-Midwifery, Nursing Education, and Nursing Informatics. For more information and sample course sequences, please visit the Dual Degree in Nursing (MS/MPH) webpage.

Application deadlines

Early Action Deadline
March 1 
Final Deadline
June 15

The MS/MPH program accepts applications for the fall term only.

*Please note that you must apply separately to both the MS and MPH programs. Access the MS program application. Access the MPH program application and instructions.

Once your online application is submitted, please send the following, original documents to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs and Admissions:

  1. One official transcript from each post-secondary school attended
  2. An unofficial copy of your latest TOEFL or IELTS scores for applicants whose native language is not English. Official scores are required before an admission decision can be rendered. We require a minimum TOEFL internet-based score of 100 and an IELTS Band score of 7. 
  3. An original course-by-course transcript evaluation for all transcripts received from foreign institutes of higher education.
  4. GRE scores are NOT required for this program

In one package, please mail application supporting materials to:

Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
433 First Avenue, LL 1
New York, NY 10010

Application fee

The application fee is $80 dollars. Your application will not be processed until your application fee has been paid. Application fees are non-refundable and must be received by the stated application deadlines. You may pay your application fee online with a credit card at the time that you are ready to submit your application. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted and processed using a secure online payment system. 

If you prefer to provide payment in the form of a US check or money order, please contact the admissions office by sending an email to prior to submitting your application.

Fee Waivers

NYU Meyers waives fees for applications based on financial hardship or US military service/US veteran status. To request that the application fee be waived, please submit a request to when submitting your application. The request should include your full name and the program to which you are applying. We will notify you via email when your request for an application fee waiver has been approved. 

For students with international credentials

If your academic credentials are not in English and/or are from a foreign school with a grading system not based on a 4.0 overall GPA, we strongly suggest an evaluation and translation. Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE) is the NYU College of Nursing preferred service. ECE prepares evaluation reports that identify the United States equivalents of educational qualifications earned in other countries. To request an evaluation report, you must complete and submit an application form, along with all required documentation and all applicable fees. Please visit the ECE website for more information.


Contact the Office of Admissions

For any questions regarding the MS/MPH program, please contact NYU Meyer's Office of Admissions at or 212-998-5317.

FAQ section of MS/MPH

The MS/MPH program admits for the Fall semester only. The Fall semester begins in early September.

The MS/MPH program is full-time only and takes three years to complete.

To check the status of your application to the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, please contact the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions by calling 212-998-5317, or email To check the status of your application to the School of Global Public Health, please use the SOPHAS application system..