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Master's/Post-Master's Tracks

Master's/Post-master's Programs

Graduate students select a master's degree track depending on career interests and professional development goals. Tracks range from 39-55 credits, which include core, clinical, role development and elective courses. At the master's level, emphasis is placed on both advanced knowledge and role excellence. The program is structured to assist you in assimilating nursing roles, which is critical as you advance to a new career level.

A post-master's certificate program is available to students who already have a master's degree in nursing. These programs may include course work to re-establish a base of knowledge in a particular area as well as courses in advanced practice not included in the applicant's original degree program.

Submit completed online graduate application with required documents to the Nursing Graduate Program Office by:

  • February 1 for Fall Admission (Early decision)
  • May 1 for Fall admission (Standard decision)
  • November 1 for Spring Admission

MSN alumni rank program with high scores

M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing MSN alumni from 2014 and 2015 were surveyed on key satisfaction measures relating to their respective programs through Educational Benchmarking, Inc. (EBI).  EBI is a national standardized survey that is recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to be an important program outcome measure. The program earned high scores.

The MSN program, in the three categories of overall program effectiveness, learning and satisfaction, rated highly, far exceeding six high profile peer schools of nursing in the nation. It had similarly high scores, outpacing peers, when alumni indicated satisfaction with administration and academic advising, quality of curriculum, quality of faculty, instruction and support services.