Youngstown State University

24 months
5790 USD/year
5790 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed for baccalaureate-prepared nurses who have strong undergraduate foundations in critical thinking, decision-making, and nursing practice.

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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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 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.
2.7 (required)
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

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
80 (required)
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

  • 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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