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Nursing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The program consists of five options, with specialization in Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthesia, School Nursing, Nurse Education, and Family Nurse Practitioner. The core curriculum centers on professional nursing issues, nursing science, and research methods for building nursing knowledge.

The advanced practice Adult-Gerontological option focuses on the delivery of comprehensive nursing care to the entire adult-older adult age group from wellness to acute care. The Family Nurse Practitioner option focuses on the delivery of primary care to families and persons of all ages within the health care delivery system.

The Nurse Education option focuses on delivery of nursing and patient education to individuals in academic, health-care delivery and community settings. The School Nurse option focuses on delivery of comprehensive care to individuals in the school environment. The Nurse Anesthetist option focuses on the administration of anesthesia to individuals requiring surgical and non-surgical diagnostic procedures.

Accreditation

Youngstown State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Professional Issues in Nursing
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Nursing Science and Research
  • Research Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 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

  • A bachelor's degree from a college or university certified by a regional accrediting agency (e.g., North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Cumulative grade-point average in undergraduate work of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (some programs require higher GPAs).
  • Satisfactory preparation for the graduate program in which the student wishes to enroll as specified by the department of the major.
  • A test of written/spoken English, which the University reserves the right to request, of any entering graduate student whose primary language is not English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2895 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2895 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Youngstown

  • 787 - 1300 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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