Master of Science in Nursing

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Earn a master’s degree in nursing

Registered nurses with a BSN: Take the next step in your nursing career.

A master’s degree gives you more job options and earning power. Take on pivotal roles where you can improve health care services.

Available in a flexible, online/hybrid format.

Degree options

Take the path for you. Choose one of three options within the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.


  • Family nurse practitioner: Hybrid (seated and online classes)
  • Nurse educator: Online
  • Population health leadership: Online

All three options are CCNE-accredited.

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Family nurse practitioner (FNP)

Do more as a health care provider. Help patients across the lifespan.

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Nurse educator (NE)

Teach future and current nurses.

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Population health leadership (PHL)

Run patient-focused health care programs.

Why earn a master's in nursing (MSN) at Missouri State?

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Great quality, affordable cost

Our accredited master’s degree has one of the lowest costs in the region.


Flexible classes

Keep working while you earn your degree. The NE and PHL options are available fully online. The FNP option has seated and online courses.

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Boost your career

Move up in your nursing field. A master’s degree qualifies you for better jobs and a higher salary.

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Learn from experts

Your faculty are nursing professionals and experts. They have clinical experience along with published research.

Job rates


Job placement rate for family nurse practitioners.


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Careers and outcomes

Explore your potential career paths

Teach, administer or work hands-on in high-level nursing roles.