Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

At Pitt Nursing, we equip our students to change the future of nursing science, delivery, and outcomes—and to change their personal professional and academic futures. Licensed nurses with a baccalaureate degree are eligible to complete a Master of Science in Nursing, and take their careers to the next level. Ranked 7th in the country for Online Master's in Nursing Programs by  2023 U.S. News & World Report, nurses who come to the University of Pittsburgh School of nursing obtain a degree that prepares them for their future career goals.

You’ll leave the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing with a deeper understanding about nursing science, and the skills and knowledge needed to lead teams and units, create quality interventions, and deliver enhanced nursing care.

Masters Student Learning Outcomes

View student learning outcomes of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Students who choose to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing may choose from the following:

All are available online.

MSN Application/Admission

Applications to the Master Program in nursing are reviewed by the faculty in the applicant's Major/Area of Concentration.

Part-time & Full-time Options

Part-time and full-time options are available, allowing you to fit the coursework and curriculum to your time needs. Full-time onsite students who elect admission for the fall of 2020 are eligible for in-state rates, regardless of home state, thanks to a scholarship support program at the School of Nursing that reduces actual tuition payment to that of in-state rates.

Additional Resources

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. The complete Nondiscrimination Policy is available here.

Please note

  • We are no longer accepting applications for Masters Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Those interested in future terms should visit our DNP Nurse Practitioner Major Page