30 months
20754 USD/year
20754 USD/year
17514 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program from Salem State University is for the registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree in another field and an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing.


Salem State University offers an MSN with no concentration and an MSN with a concentration in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. In addition, the University offers an opportunity for registered nurses to pursue a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Education.

The Nursing MSN program at Salem State University is designed for working professionals with classes that are offered in the evening and in a hybrid and online format.

Students who successfully complete the adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program track are eligible to take the national certification board exams to be licensed to practice as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP). And students who complete the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Education are eligible to sit for the nurse educator exam and become Certified Nurse Educators (CNE).

Our Mission

Salem State University's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First Year Seminar (NUR)
  • Nursing in the 21st Century I
  • Professional Nursing
  • Foundation for Nursing Practice
  • Health Assessment
  • Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis for fall enrollment and reviewed once complete.


30 SCH


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript or transcript evaluation from all colleges or universities from which a degree was conferred.
  • Three professional references that address your professional and/or academic experience. Please note references from co-workers or friends are not accepted.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last five years if required.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores, if applicable
  • Resume
  • Active Massachusetts RN license. You will enter your RN license number into the online application.
Additional Requirements
  • Interview with program faculty may be required.
  • One year of relevant clinical professional nursing experience is required prior to entering into any of the clinical courses in the three program tracks.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10377 USD per semester during 30 months.
  • National

    20754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10377 USD per semester during 30 months.
  • In-State

    17514 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8757 USD per semester during 30 months.

Living costs for Salem

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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