Nursing, M.Sc. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
34950 USD/year
34950 USD/year
29266 USD/year
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At University of Pittsburgh, in the Nursing program, we equip our students to change the future of nursing science, delivery, and outcomes—and to change their personal professional and academic futures.


Licensed nurses with a baccalaureate degree are eligible to complete a Master of Science in Nursing, and take their careers to the next level. Ranked 6th in the country by 2021 U.S. News & World Report, nurses who come to the University of Pittsburgh School of nursing obtain a degree that prepares them for their future career goals.

You’ll leave the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing with a deeper understanding about nursing science, and the skills and knowledge needed to lead teams and units, create quality interventions, and deliver enhanced nursing care.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrates scientific findings from nursing, biopsychological fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse setting.
  • Apply organizational and systems leadership principals to a clinical setting. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the steps of evidence-based practice to implement clinical practice guidelines or design projects to improve health care delivery.
  • Applies research outcomes to resolve practice problems.
  • Use current emerging technologies and data analytics to enhance nursing practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy And Physiology 
  • Pathophysiologic Foundations Of Nursing Care
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Professional Nursing
  • Inclusion, Equity, And Diversity In Health Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an ACEN (NLN), ACICS, or CCNE accredited program.
  • Current RN license in U.S. state/territory or locale where student will complete clinical requirements.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the undergraduate degree.
  • A pre-admission interview. If the applicant resides at a great distance, a telephone interview may be conducted.
  • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE may be waived if the GPA is 3.5 or higher.
  • Pre-requisite statistics course within the last 10 years with a grade of B- or better.
  • Three letters of recommendation 

Tuition Fee

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    34950 USD/year
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  • National

    34950 USD/year
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  • In-State

    29266 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29266 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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