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MSN Program Criteria

At a Glance
MSN Program Details Criteria
Format 100% online
Time to Completion As little as 24 months
Total Credit Hours in Major 37 hours
Tuition Assistance Eligible for federal financial aid, as well as grants and scholarships
2016-2017 Tuition and Fees $400 per credit hour in-state
$512 per credit hour out-of-state
Tech fee = $15

* Fees are subject to change
* Current rates are based on Fall of 2016 Catalog
Application Deadlines Fall 2016: August 1st, 2016
Spring 2017: January 1st, 2017
Admission Requirements
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the B.S. in Nursing.
  • Hold a current, unrestricted U.S. RN License.
  • Hold the degree of B.S. in Nursing from a nursing program accredited by CCNE or ACEN.
  • Have completed 3 credits of undergraduate statistics.
  • Current resume
  • As part of application process, submit three letters of reference and an essay describing how the M.S. in Nursing meets your professional goals. Original letters of reference or reference forms must be submitted with original signatures.
Request for Recommendation Form
Essay Requirements
Graduation Requirements
  • Completion of all coursework required for the M.S. in Nursing within 5 years from semester of initial enrollment.
  • Completion of all coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Completion of all courses with a grade of "C" or better to count toward the M.S. in Nursing.
Career Options Nursing leadership, management, research, community/ public health, acute care, long-term care, and more.


The MSN Student Handbook can be viewed in pdf format at the following link: MSN Handbook


The most recent requirements can be viewed at


Applications can be submitted online at: Click on Go to Online Application for Graduate Admission.