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Nursing Administration/Public Administration (MS/MPA)

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Effective December 2015, Hunter College is no longer accepting new applications to this program. Prospective students should refer to our dual-degree MS program in Nursing Administration/Urban Policy and Leadership [updated 02/01/2018].


The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and the Baruch College School of Public Affairs offer a 57-credit program of study leading to the Master of Science (MS) degree in nursing administration and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. This dual degree MS/MPA program prepares nurses to assume positions of leadership in a variety of health care settings, systems, and agencies. The program emphasizes multidisciplinary approaches to management and policy in nursing and health care.

The master's program at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The Baruch MPA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (


Course of Study

The program includes core courses in nursing and public administration, electives in both schools, and specialization courses that combine advanced knowledge with 500 hours of supervised clinical experience. Course descriptions are available in the Graduate Catalog (2015-16).

Nursing Core Courses (12 credits)

NURS 700    Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science (3 cr.)

NURS 702    Advanced Nursing Research (3 cr.)

NURS 704    Health Care Systems and Policy (3 cr.)

NURS 749    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations (3 cr.)

Baruch College School of Public Affairs Core Courses (21 credits)

PAF 9100    Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

PAF 9103    Communication in Public Settings (3 cr.)

PAF 9120    Managing Organizations in the Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors (3 cr.)

PAF 9130    Economic Analysis and Public Policy (3 cr.)

PAF 9140    Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Analysis (3 cr.)

PAF 9170    Research & Analysis I (3 cr.)

PAF 9172    Research & Analysis II (3 cr.)

Electives (9 credits)

One Nursing elective (3 cr.)

Two Public Affairs electives, such as:

PAF 9180    Policy Analysis (3 cr.)

PAF 9735    Health Politics and Policy Making (3cr.)

PAF 9123    Program Evaluation (3cr.)

Specialization Clinical Courses (15 credits)

NURS 735    Leadership & Management in Health Care I (5 cr.)

NURS 740    Leadership & Management in Health Care II (5 cr.)

NURS 745    Leadership & Management in Health Care II (5 cr.)

(These three courses require a total of 500 practicum hours)


Nursing Administration/Public Administration MS/MPA Fact Sheet (PDF)


How to Apply

We are currently not accepting new applications for this program. Please check back for updates.


For more information, please contact contact Dr. Lynda Olender, MS/MPA coordinator, at