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Community/Public Health Nursing & Urban Public Health (MS/MPH)



The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing of the City University of New York, in collaboration with the School of Public Health, offers a 57-credit program in Community/Public Health Nursing and Urban Public Health. The program leads to a Master of Science degree in nursing and a Master of Public Health degree.  It prepares advanced public health nurses who can assume leadership roles in community and population health in a variety of settings, including community-based programs, clinics and public health agencies. Students learn to apply advanced knowledge and research findings to practice through coursework and 500 hours of supervised clinical experience. Graduates of the program meet the educational requirements for board certification as an Advanced Public Health Nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The program consists of core courses taken with other graduate students in nursing; courses taken in the School of Public Health; specialization courses, and an elective course.

The master’s program at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The CUNY School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (

Requirements for Admissions:

For more information on admission requirements, please click here.

Minimum requirements include:

  • Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing
  • Licensure and current registration as an RN in New York State
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and in nursing coursework
  • Completion of a basic statistics course and an undergraduate research course
  • Completion of an on-line application form including a personal statement and at least two relevant letters of recommendation
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Please note that these are the minimum requirements; meeting them does not guarantee admission.

Course Requirements:

Course descriptions are available in the Hunter College Graduate Catalog.

Core Courses:

N700      Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science (3 cr.)

N702      Advanced Nursing Research  (3 cr.)

N704      Health Care Systems & Policy (3 cr.)

N749      Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations (3 cr.)

School of Public Health core courses:

PH750  Introduction to Biostatistics (3 cr.)

PH752  Introduction to Epidemiology (3 cr.)

PH754  Environmental Health & Safety (3 cr.)

PH755  Urban Health and Society (3 cr.)

PH756  Public Health & Health Care Policy and Management (3 cr.)

HPM750· Public Health Management (3 cr.)

Nursing Specialization Courses:

N771      Community/Public Health Nursing I· (5 cr.)

N772      Community/Public Health Nursing II (5 cr.)

N773      Community/Public Health Nursing III (5 cr.)

Public Health Concentration Courses—


COMHE751         Community Health Interventions (3 cr.)

COMHE752         Community Organizing & Devlpt. for Health (3 cr.)

COMHE753         Health Program & Planning Funding (3 cr.)


EOHS702              Introduction to Occupational Health (3 cr.)

EOHS757              Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3 cr.)

EOHS754              Environmental & Occupational Toxicology (3 cr.)

Elective                 (3 cr.)

Tuition and Fees:

As a tax-supported institution, Hunter College keeps tuition and fees relatively low. For information on tuition and fees, click here.

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For further information, contact the Community/Public Health Nursing specialization coordinator, Dr. Judith Aponte, or 212-481-7568.

MS/MPH Fact Sheet