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Graduate Degree Program

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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program offers majors in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. The nursing administration major prepares graduates to assume leadership roles in unit, department, service line, or system-level of health care organizations. The major in nursing education prepares graduates to teach patients, families, health care consumers, nurses, and nursing students.


All nursing graduate students complete 12 credit hours of core coursework. Students then complete 21 credit hours of coursework in their chosen major. There are two courses in each major with practicum hours. Students complete the MSN through a capstone course in their major or by completing a thesis. The total course credit hours vary from 36 to 39 hours, depending on completion option chosen.

Course Delivery

Courses are taught 100% online utilizing the Canvas Learning Management System. 


The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Tarleton State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

TSU's Master of Science in Nursing program offers two majors: Nursing Administration or Nursing Education.

Contact Jennifer J. Yeager, PhD, RN, Director of the Graduate Nursing Program for more details