University of Arkansas

24 months
28042 USD/year
28042 USD/year
10336 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Nursing at University of Arkansas expands on the philosophy of the undergraduate nursing program and contributes to the mission of the College of Education and Health Professions and the University of Arkansas.


The Nursing program offered by University of Arkansas prepares tomorrow's nurse leaders.

Our program provides a concentration for the Nurse Educator.

Graduates with M.S. in Nursing from University of Arkansas will be able to:

  • Promote evidence-based practice through problem identification and the critique of research findings
  • Collaborate in policy development, resource management, and cost-effective care delivery
  • Apply legal/ethical principles to promote a values-based professional practice
  • Affect health care outcomes through advanced roles of clinician, teacher, manager, researcher, and consultant
  • Utilize theories from nursing and other disciplines for decision making
  • Advocate for access to quality health care for diverse populations
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to design, deliver and evaluate health care services for diverse populations
  • Provide leadership in education in a variety of clinical and academic settings


Graduates of the M.S.N. are prepared to contribute to the nursing profession through the application of knowledge and skills in  leadership, education, and clinical practice. Completion of the M.S.N. program provides the foundation for academic progression to a research or practice-focused doctoral program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts of Health Promotion Within Diverse Populations
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Innovation in Nursing
  • Health Care Policy
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Scholarly Writing
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacotherapeutics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




37-40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School (Requires a $60 non-refundable application fee)
  • Admission to the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing MSN program (requires a $40 application fee)
  • Completion of a nationally accredited professional degree program in nursing
  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 credit hours of attempted coursework in previous nursing program
  • Current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse
  • Submission of official GRE scores taken within five years and indicating capacity for master’s level work
  • Submission of curriculum vitae or professional resume  
  • Completion of candidate interview
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a faculty member and one from an employer

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28042 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    28042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28042 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10336 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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