MPH/MSN Program

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Online applications for the MPH/MSN program will be accepted from November 2017 to January 2018.

Starting in September 2014, this program permits students to obtain a dual MPH (Master of Public Health) – MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) degree. Students can be admitted by  the School of Population and Public Health and the School of Nursing to pursue an enriched curriculum in public health and nursing studies.

Course Credits
Program Specific Requirements SPPH 400 Statistics for Health Research 3
SPPH 500 Analytical Methods in Epidemiological Research 3
SPPH 502 Epidemiological Methods 3
SPPH 503 Epidemiological Methods 2 3
NURS 502 Ethics & Politics of Nursing 3
NURS 511 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice 3
NURS 548 Qualitative Research Methods 3
NURS 504 Research & Evidence-Based Practice 3
Other Course Requirements SPPH 526 OR NURS 512 3
One of: SPPH 540 OR SPPH 547 3
One of: NURS 540, 520, 530 OR 560 3
Required Major Deliverables SPPH 508 Practicum 6
NURS 599 MSc Thesis 9
Electives 4 x SPPH or NURS electives 12
* Recommend NURS505 Intro Stat for students without or with limited stat training
Total Credits required for Graduation 60

Admission

Students wishing to pursue the dual MPH/MSN degree program  submit one application form, but they must meet the requirements of  both schools (SPPH and SON) to be admitted into the MPH/MSN program. For more information on School of Nursing admission criteria, please contact student.services@nursing.ubc.ca. Information about the admissions criteria for the Master of Public Health can be found here and any questions can be directed to mph@spph.ubc.ca.

Students already admitted to one or the other program may apply to the dual program during their first year of enrollment. Students wishing to transfer to the program from another UBC program must satisfy all requirements for admission to SPPH and SON. This may involve separate application to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies if the student is not currently registered in a graduate program. Enrollment in the dual degree program requires the consent of the Director of the MPH Program and the Director of the SON.

Practicum and Thesis Requirements

Students enrolled in the dual degree program will be required to complete a 9 credit thesis (NURS 599) and a 6 credit practicum (SPPH 508). The thesis is supervised by a School of Nursing faculty member who is also a member of the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies. The practicum may be supervised by an individual who has an MPH, MSc, MHSc, or PhD in a public health discipline or equivalent training and experience.

Conferring of Degrees

The MPH/ MSN will be conferred at the completion of the combined program after all requirements for both degrees have been met. Students who choose to receive either the MPH or the MSN prior to completion of the dual program may apply for one of the degrees provided all requirements for that degree have been satisfied. Students selecting this option must simultaneously withdraw from the dual program.