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Graduate Areas of Study

Make bold strides in your career through graduate study at TCNJ. Our nursing and public health programs challenge students to develop the advanced skills and knowledge expected of leaders in their professions. A rigorous program integrating academic inquiry, practical experience, and professional collaboration is balanced by consideration for the schedules of working professionals.

Nurse Practitioner MSN Programs

Registered nurses with a BSN who wish to become certified to practice as a nurse practitioner choose from one of three options leading to an MSN: family nurse practitioner, adult/gerontological nurse practitioner, or neonatal nurse practitioner.

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Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificates

These certificate programs are designed for nurses with an MSN who wish to become certified as family nurse practitioners or as adult/gerontological nurse practitioners. Options are available for nurses with and without prior certification as a nurse practitioner.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP

Graduates of our MSN program meet essential requirements for most post-master’s DNP programs. Students are encouraged to apply to the program at Rutgers’ School of Nursing, under an articulation agreement between TCNJ and Rutgers.

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Public Health, MPH

The Master of Public Health degree requires 45 academic credits (approximately 14 courses, including capstone internship). The program is designed to be completed in two years with full-time study, or four to five years with part-time study of two courses per semester. An MPH degree can also be completed with the 4 + 1 option, in which students with a BS or BA degree in a relevant discipline take additional courses toward MPH prerequisites.

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Business Administration and Public Health, MBA/MPH

Our two-year joint MBA/MPH program combines an MBA specializing in business analytics with an MPH focusing on either epidemiology and health analytics or health communication.

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Health and Risk Communication Certificate

This four-course, fully online certificate provides you with the tools and knowledge to effectively promote healthy behavior to target communities. You’ll learn from expert faculty how to research, develop, implement, and evaluate communication plans that help diverse audiences pursue healthier, less risky lives.

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Public Health Certificate

This certificate program is designed for those who wish to develop a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of critical components in public and population health and is appropriate for working professionals and students preparing for graduate study.

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Nurse Educator Certificate

This blended certificate program prepares nurses to teach in classrooms, educate online, or drive change in hospitals and health systems in the community. Our program provides students to develop an understanding of how technology, assessment, and academic supports facilitate student progress and improve instruction.

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School Nurse Instructional Certificate

Registered nurses with a BSN who wish to practice nursing in a school setting may pursue an instructional certificate.

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Wellness Coaching Certificate

The Wellness Coaching Certificate was created to support and prepare individuals to make important health decisions that optimize overall health and well-being through education, health promotion, coach instruction, and practical integrated experiences.

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TCNJ's Department of Nursing is currently accepting applications for the ABSN program.Learn More