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Nursing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1221 (BCR) , IL,
The Nursing program from DePaul University is for college graduates who want to become nurses. With our entry level master’s in nursing, you’ll get the same one-on-one, personal attention from faculty members that you’ll give your patients.

About

In the Nursing program from DePaul University you’ll develop the skills you need to excel as a nurse in any specialty you choose.

Through our program, you’ll gain:

  • credentials beyond a baccalaureate nursing degree
  • leadership skills that will help you move into administrative, educational or advocacy roles
  • research expertise that hospital administrators and medical investigators value

You’ll also be eligible for the RN licensure examination (NCLEX-RN).

Courses are offered at the Lincoln Park Campus and at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science site in North Chicago. This is an accelerated, two-year program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction To The Art And Science Of Nursing
  • Basic Pathophysiology And Pharmacology
  • Health Assessment
  • Health Promotion For Families And Communities
  • Maternal Health Nursing
  • Infant, Child And Adolescent Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Nursing Professionalism, Advocacy, And Leadership
  • Culture, Ethics, And Policy Analysis
  • Pharmacology
  • Advanced Physical Assessment Across The Lifespan

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    35 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Online application (www.depaul.edu/apply) OR NursingCAS application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended 
  • Official GRE scores if undergraduate cumulative GPA is below 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. The GPA used is the one printed on your bachelor's transcript. (GRE institution code: 1165)
  • A personal statement
  • Two letters of reference from former faculty or employer
  • Curriculum vitae or resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 735 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 735 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 735 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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