Twin Cities campus
Twin Cities Campus

Nursing M.S.

School of Nursing
School of Nursing
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Contact Information
School of Nursing, 5-160 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-7980; fax: 612-625-7727)
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Fall 2016. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Note: The School of Nursing no longer admits students directly to the M.S. program in nursing. Students interested in pursuing graduate study in nursing may apply to the master of nursing (M.N.), doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) or nursing Ph.D. programs.
This program is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
The School of Nursing does not accept students directly into the M.S. program.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 14 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 24 major credits and 6 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
The program is offered under Plan A and Plan B. Plan A emphasizes research; Plan B prepares students to integrate research into advanced practice roles or leadership positions. Plan A requires 30 credits: 14 credits in the major, including NURS 8170 - Research in Nursing (3 cr); NURS 8100 - The Discipline of Nursing (3 cr); NURS 8140 - Moral and Ethical Positions in Nursing (3 cr); 6 credits in a minor or related field; and 10 thesis credits. Plan B requires a minimum of 30 credits with at least 9 credits of disciplinary core courses; 9 credits of advanced nursing core courses, including NURS 8194 - Problems in Nursing (3 cr); 6 credits of specialty core courses; and 6 credits in related fields. Individual areas of study vary in the number of credits required.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
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