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Master of Science in Nursing

Degree Requirements

Candidates must meet both the general requirements of the master’s program in the School of Nursing and the specific requirements of the specialty track.

All candidates for the degree of Master of Science in Nursing must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 42 - 43 credit hours of courses, depending on the track, and fulfill departmental requirements. A maximum of 3 credit hours may be taken at the undergraduate level if the track offers an elective option. Courses meeting the requirement of advanced nursing practice must be taken in or through the School of Nursing.
  2. Remove all conditions, deficiencies, probation, and Deferred or Incomplete grades.
  3. Achieve a 3.0 grade point average by the time the student has completed 42 credit hours of course work, as required by the major department. Credit hours toward the degree are not granted for courses with a grade below B–. All grades are included in computing the grade point average.
  4. Complete all degree requirements within six years of the date the student begins course work.
  5. File intent to graduate forms at least one semester before the final semester of study. A new intent to graduate form must be filed if the graduation date changes. Application forms are online and filed with the recorder for graduate programs. The School of Nursing is not responsible for certification for the degree if the student fails to file the application.
  6. Complete the School of Nursing Exit Survey, which is part of the intent to graduate form.



Last updated April 2019