Population Health Leadership Option

Aid the public in nursing

Expand your nursing scope and transform the health of large groups.

Educate the public. Help underserved communities with health needs. Design campaigns and systems related to health care.

The population health leadership (PHL) option is available 100% online.

Degree plan

Sample schedule
Complete your master’s degree in three years with full-time study.

Why take the population health leadership option?

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Impact your community

Develop and oversee health care programs that benefit the public. Spark change and meet the health care needs of communities.

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Go to school from anywhere

Earn your degree on your schedule. The population health leadership (PHL) option is available 100% online.

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Finish in two years

Get your new career going in less time. You can complete the PHL option in two years if you take classes full-time.

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Grow under expert guidance

You won’t sacrifice quality in our online program.  Learn from experienced faculty who have all worked in various nursing roles beyond primary care.

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Careers and outcomes
Shape the present and future of health care.


Here, you'll live by a code of ethics and adopt a culture of caring.


The BSN, MSN, DNP and  post-master's Health Educator and Population Health certificate programs at Missouri State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).


Missouri State Board of Nursing: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (four-year BSN).