M.Sc. On Campus


California State University Sacramento

12 months
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The Master of Science in Nursing offered by the California State University Sacramento is traditionally designed to prepare registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees for advanced roles in nursing.



The Nursing hybrid curriculum offered by the California State University Sacramento (refer to the University's e-Learning policy) emphasizes the systematic study of professional nursing practice and preparation for educational and leadership roles. The program is designed for nurses who require graduate preparations to qualify for positions of greater responsibility and complexity.  

Admission into programs leading to licensure, credentialing, or certification eligibility does not guarantee that students will obtain a license, credential, or certification. Licensure, credentialing, or certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure, credentialing, or certification requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure, credentialing, or certification requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Role Development in Nursing
  • Research as the Foundation for Advanced Nursing
  • Seminar in Organizational and Systems Leadership
  • Educational Program Development in Nursing
  • Community Health Services and Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • have a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from an accredited institution, OR an RN from an accredited associate’s degree program and a baccalaureate degree in a discipline related to nursing
  • possess a current unencumbered RN license in California
  • submit a statement of purpose that outlines the goals and objectives for the pursuit of graduate study
  • an online application for admission
  • one set of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, other than Sacramento State

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Sacramento

1190 - 1765 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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