MSN Curricula

All students matriculating in the MSN Program are required to complete the four MSN core courses in the early semesters of their plans of study. All MSN core courses are offered online, with no on-campus requirements.

MSN Required Core Courses

Core Courses

Credit Hours

Nursing 580 (Nurse as Scholar I: Science Development, Study Design and Statistics)


Nursing 581 (Nurse as Scholar II: Evidence-based Practice)


Nursing 582 (Population Health in a Global Society)


Nursing 583 (Professional Transitions: Advanced Nursing Practice)




Use the bulleted list below to navigate the MSN degree requirements by major and/or specialty.

MSN Majors
Specialties for APRN Majors/Certificates (PDF)
  • Cardiology

  • Endocrinology

  • HIV

  • Palliative Care

  • Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health

  • Oncology

  • Orthopedics

For currently enrolled students who matriculated before the Fall 2018 semester, click here.

Embracing Diversity For An Engaged Community

Embracing diversity is a crucial component for engaging with students, faculty, and the world. We think of it as diversity with a global perspective. Creating a learning climate where creativity, robust yet respectful debate, and a genuine respect for others can flourish. Fostering international research collaborations, developing global health initiatives, and coordinating access to health care for under-served populations. Educating next-generation nurses for leadership and service in the global community.

Diversity with a global perspective assures a warm welcome—not mere tolerance—for differences in national origin, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

We provide a safe haven where diversity can spawn intellectual engagement and collaborative partnerships.

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