Master of Nursing in Population Health

The program is designed for licensed RNs who have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or another field and wish to go on for a master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis on population health. You may start the program in spring or fall semester.

We admit students two times per year for fall and spring terms. Visit our Steps to Apply page for more information.

Application deadlines are:

  • Last day to accept applications for fall start: March 15
  • Last day to accept applications for spring start: November 1
    Applications received after March 15 will be reviewed for spring (January) start and applications received after November 1 will be reviewed for fall (August) start.

The MN in Population Health requires 32 credit hours. The typical student completes the program in two to three years full time or three to four years part-time. The Graduate School allows six years.

Graduate certificate options

The 32 credit MN in Population Health includes a Nursing Education Certificate. Students have the option of adding on certificates in Nursing Leadership or Public Health for additional credits.

Program delivery

MN courses are completed using a hybrid model where students participate both in class and online. Most classes meet no more than five times per semester; the remaining course work is offered online.

You may complete clinical course work at a variety of sites. Border Bill students may complete clinicals in either Oregon or Washington if they have a Washington license.

Review the admission requirements. For further details, including nursing scholarships, see the systemwide WSU College of Nursing website.

Careers and salary

Master’s-level nurses may work as faculty members for associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in nursing; manage nursing units; work in public health as nurses or administrators; specialize in informatics, transitional care, outreach, training or health education; or serve as administrators of acute or chronic care.

Salary varies by location and specialty, but most MN-prepared nurses can expect an average starting salary of starting between approximately $45,000 and $81,000.

Ready to apply?

Contact an academic advisor and see Steps to Apply.