Masters of Science - Programs of Study
MS students in the Family Nurse Practitioner and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Programs may choose a 2-year or 3-year program of study to complete their degree, depending on their needs. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program and Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program are 2-year programs of study only. The MS program is a hybrid program including online and face-to-face classes. Classes either are fully online through Blackboard or meet one evening per week if classroom-based. Details are offered in the programs of study below.
The College of Nursing is asking applicants to carefully consider their life and work obligations prior to applying for the full-time (two-year) or part-time (three-year) program of study, as applicants cannot switch between part-time and full-time status. This policy can be appealed for extenuating circumstances only by submitting a request to the Dean of the College of Nursing.
On average, part-time students carry six credits per semester and finish in three to five years. Full-time students carry a minimum of nine credits per semester and finish in two to three years. Faculty advisors work closely with students to help them fit courses and program requirements into their work and daily lives.