Graduate Programs

Degree Programs

Master of Science in Nursing
Curriculum Design

Minimum completion time for the master’s degree program is five semesters. The pattern and duration for the individual student is determined in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor.

All majors include the following areas of study:

  1. Core Courses. One course each in  nursing theory, nursing leadership for advanced practice nursing, and research methodology for a total of 9 credit hours.
  2. Courses in the Nursing Major. Between 15 and 30 credit hours in specialty courses from the major department.
  3. Nursing Study/Thesis Option.Three credit hours of nursing study or 6 credit hours of thesis work.
  4. Focus Area Courses. These are required for some majors and requirements vary from  3-9 credit hours of electives chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor.