Master of Science in Nursing

Admission for MSN is now open.

The School of Nursing has redesigned the Master of Science in Nursing degree program and is now admitting new students. Please discuss new degree plan with the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Melissa R. Penkalski.

  • Admission into the Master of Science in Nursing program is typically non-competitive. We want to help you succeed in our program even with a busy schedule with our online courses. You can complete this degree at a part-time or full-time pace.
  • Our MSN program has a clinical focus in population health. This Master’s-prepared nurse assumes pivotal roles to improve the healthcare quality of vulnerable populations and reduce healthcare disparities.
  • An emphasis is placed on designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient-centered healthcare programs to meet population health needs.
  • Our community-based program gives you the opportunity to work with organizations that value teaching people of all ages the importance of good health.




Accreditation and approval

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Missouri State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-463-6930. The four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has the full approval of the Missouri State Board of Nursing.