M.Sc. On Campus

RN to MS in Nursing

DePaul University

24 months
750 USD/credit 21750 USD/year
750 USD/credit 21750 USD/year
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If you’re a registered nurse, the RN to MS in Nursing program from DePaul University will help you develop the skills and credentials you need to become a nurse administrator, nurse educator, family nurse practictioner or adult-gerontology nurse practictioner. 


We’ll tailor the program for you depending on your educational background.

If choosing nurse educator or nurse administrator track, you’ll earn a Master of Science in nursing through DePaul; and a certificate in health administration or health professions education through DePaul’s alliance with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Our RN to MS in Nursing program from DePaul University is offered completely online (except for clinical hours). The program takes two to four years depending on academic degree held by applicants.

Alumni Network

  • You’ll benefit from extensive networking opportunities with DePaul’s strong alumni network, including nearly 2,000 nursing alumni working in the Chicago area, at places like Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and University of Chicago Medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pathophysiology and Applied Pharmacology 
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology 
  • Informatics and Technology Applications 
  • Graduate Research Synthesis 
  • Theoretical Components of Nursing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


58 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a ACEN,CNEA, or CCNE accredited nursing program; or hold an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field from an ACEN or CNEA accredited nursing program.

  • AND provide proof of a current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in the U.S., with eligibility to practice in the state where clinical will take place.

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA

  • Be able to provide proof of completing the Statistics prerequisite courses with a grade of 'C' or better

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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