MSN Blended

Nursing Leadership

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

42 months
13428 USD/year
13428 USD/year
3792 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Nursing Leadership program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston sets a high educational standard as reflected by the US News and World Report ranking as the best graduate nursing school in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas.


The Nursing Leadership program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston prepares graduates to be nurse leaders in highly complex and dynamic healthcare settings.

MSN graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to apply evidenced-based management principles to achieve high quality clinical outcomes in complex and changing healthcare environments.  By mastering the precepts of organizational efficiency and effectiveness, graduates will be poised to contribute to the advancement of nursing practice and improvement of our nation’s healthcare delivery system.

The program is dynamic and offers courses both online and on campus.  This blended format enhances the overall student experience by balancing the convenience of online courses with the personal and professional benefits of in-class learning and networking with other emerging nurse leaders.  In-class experiences also provide opportunity to dialogue with nationally renowned nurse leaders.  The length of time spent on campus is typically two (2) days per month.  Schedules for on-campus classes are provided well in advance to give working professionals adequate time to adjust personal and professional responsibilities to attend class.  Three (3) courses and the capstone preceptorship provide flexible practice immersion experiences with parallel application of classroom content. 

Graduates of the advanced practice degrees are eligible to take national certification exams and eligible for licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse in Texas.  Requirements for other states vary and graduates should check individual state requirements prior to applying for an advanced practice status or license. 

The Curriculum

The MSN program is grounded in standards of practice for nursing leadership and administration and essential nurse manager knowledge, skills, and attitudes.  This curriculum fully meets national quality standards and guidelines for graduate education in nursing leadership and administration.  Leadership theory, evidence-based management, business concepts, finance, and advanced knowledge of nursing and healthcare management are included in this program of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transforming Healthcare through Nursing Leadership
  • Project Management Foundations
  • Preparation of Scholarship Skills in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Research and Epidemiology for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Organizational Development: Creating Cultures of Excellence
  • Healthcare Financial Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines




38 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application
  • $60.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • A Baccalaureate degree in nursing earned from an accredited program. Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A completed basic statistics course.
  • Three (3) satisfactory academic/professional references. Supply individual references with an applicant letter of reference form (pdf)
  • A course-by-course evaluation of international credentials by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for individuals with degrees/courses from outside the US
  • A professional curriculum vitae or resume
  • An interview may be required of qualified applicants. All interviews are by invitation
  • Writing samples may be required at the time of an interview

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6714 USD per semester during 42 months.
  • National

    13428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6714 USD per semester during 42 months.
  • In-State

    3792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1896 USD per semester during 42 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 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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