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Nursing, M.Sc.

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About

Our graduate program the Master of Science in Nursing, is designed not only to further your professional development as a nurse but also your personal growth to provide you with the emotional skills to fully contribute to our community. All of us are cognizant of the complexities that our patients, families and friends encounter on a daily basis. As a registered nurse, we are quite often the first person to whom others seek assistance. Your decision to pursue graduate nursing studies is demonstration of your conviction to perform at the highest level. At Mount Saint Mary’s University, we value the rigor and excitement of nursing research done together as a community of learners and we respect the dignity and value of the individual thus the emphasis on refining one’s emotional intelligence. A graduate nursing degree strengthens our ability to work with others and accept differences for this is absolutely essential as we dialogue and learn from one another.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Theoretical/Conceptual Foundations of Nursing
  • Current Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing
  • Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • Healthcare Policy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

  • Application and application fee.
  • One official, sealed, transcript of all previous college work, both undergraduate and graduate, sent directly from each institution to the Office of Graduate Admission.
  • Letters of recommendation from persons who have had ample opportunity to judge the applicant's academic ability, achievement and professional potential.
  • Statement of interest/application essay.
  • For DPT applicants, official GRE score reports should be submitted to PTCAS.  
  • An interview with graduate faculty may be included, depending on the program.
  • MSN and ADN to MSN applicants must meet all nursing department policies regarding health data, immunization/tests/titers.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      905 USD/credit
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    • National

      905 USD/credit
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    Living costs for Los Angeles

    • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
      Living Costs

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