Students in the Master of Science Degree in Nursing program learn to become effective nursing educators and leaders.

The Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) program offers three specialized tracks: administration, education, and clinical nurse leader.

Our expert faculty, interactive online courses and small class sizes will help hone your professional communication and collaboration skills to improve health care outcomes. Our curriculum includes specialty courses related to your chosen track, and core courses in evidence-based practice, leadership, technology innovation in health care and health care policy.

Our part-time, blended-course format allows you to work while earning your degree. Students enroll in two, 10-week courses simultaneously each semester. During the semester, each course meets three to four times on campus, with the remainder of classes delivered online. The MSN program begins in the fall, and is offered over 6 semesters, with summers off.

The MSN program tracks incorporate a practicum experience and an integrative project that provides the student with the opportunities to collaborate with health care experts while integrating the coursework learned throughout the curriculum.

To learn more about admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program, read the admission requirements.

News and Updates

Stay up to date with the most recent nursing program news and events; visit the department of nursing page. 


The master's program at Mount St. Joseph University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.