What to Expect
In about three years (if you choose to study full time), you’ll take courses in everything from the History and Philosophy of Public Health to Psychosocial and Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice.
Beyond your core public health courses—a comprehensive curriculum including classes such as “Epidemiology,” “Health Management and Policy,” “Environmental and Occupational Health,” and a service-based capstone—you’ll choose electives to round out your knowledge.
And within nursing, where many of your classes will be in an intensive format to fit your busy schedule, you’ll choose from one of nine majors to specialize your studies:
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (#7 in the U.S.*)
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Family Systems Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Midwifery
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Acute Care
- Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
No matter which classes or major you choose, you’ll learn from faculty renowned in their fields, including medicine, nursing, dentistry, law, anthropology, bioethics, health policy and social work. Plus, you’ll take some classes at our Health Education Campus with Cleveland Clinic, where you’ll practice what we call interprofessional education—nursing, medical, dental and social work students working and learning as a healthcare team from day one.
*U.S. News & World Report, 2023