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Master's Programs

Graduate Degree Pathways

Interested in an advanced degree in nursing?

Master's Specialties  

Graduate Specialties

Students pursuing a Master's, BS-DNP or MS-PhD degree must choose an area in which to specialize. Selecting the right specialty for you begins the process of opening the door to nursing leadership.

Master's Specialties  

Nursing Masters Program

Learn about the master’s program at the College of Nursing. With multiple direct and indirect care specialty options to choose from, a master’s degree in nursing will help boost your leadership potential.

Master's Specialties  

BS-DNP Program

This program is ideal for baccalaureate-prepared nurses who intend to complete the terminal doctor of nursing practice degree. An MS in the student's chosen specialty is earned while in pursuit of the DNP.

MS-DNP Program  

DNP Program

The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree appeals to master's-prepared nurses who are interested in a practice-focused doctorate to become clinical leaders in the nursing profession.

MS Program  

MS-PhD Program

This program is designed for nurses who hold a bachelor degree and who want to earn a masters degree, in a chosen specialty, on the way to a PhD.

MS-PhD Program  

PhD Program

The doctor of philosophy (PhD) program is designed for master's-prepared nurses to promote knowledge development for reflective, theory-based and research-guided nursing practice.​

Post-Master’s Certificates  

Dual Degree DNP/MPH Program

Students interested in the Post-MS DNP have the option to pursue a dual DNP/MPH degree or complete a DNP with a public health focus.

Master's Specialties  

BS-PhD Program

This program is ideal for nurses with a bachelors degree who have completed the GRE and want to pursue a PhD in nursing. Each program plan is individualized, so please email for program details and admission requirements.

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Post-Graduate Certificates

The College of Nursing offers a post-graduate certificate in nearly all the nursing specialty options.