Master of Science in Nursing | Mount St. Joseph University
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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.

Designed to Work Around your Schedule and Needs

This graduate degree program is dedicated to meeting your professional and career needs in a flexible, caring, educational environment.

  • Complete program requires only six semesters, with classes beginning fall semester.
  • Part-time, blended learning format allows you to continue working while you earn your degree. Students enroll in two 10-week courses simultaneously each semester. Each course meets three times on campus with the remainder of the learning taking place via an interactive online environment.
  • Smaller class sizes provide more individualized learning and optimal professional opportunities.
  • A relevant practicum and an integrative project related to your chosen specialty area are the culminating experiences in the MSN program. Apply knowledge and skills while completing relevant projects that will enhance your work environments and experiences with local health care organizations.
  • Proven cohort model enables you to build lasting relationships with other students and professionals and provides ongoing support you need to stay on track.

Program Format

You choose the specialized program track that best meets your interests and needs: nursing administration, nursing education or clinical nurse leader. Each program combines a variety of the highest academic courses related to your speciality track with evidence-based practice, global health care policy, leadership and nursing informatics. In the final phase of your program, you will complete a practicum experience and integrative project related to your chosen area of specialty. Four of the required MSN courses apply as credit toward the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree if you continue your education at Mount St. Joseph University.

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.

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