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Master's Programs

Whether you are searching for an advanced practice degree to expand your clinical role or training for a new position in nurse leadership or informatics, our online, nationally ranked master’s programs will prepare you for the next phase of your career.

Master's Programs Offered:


MSN Program Information

As an MSN student at South Carolina, you’ll have the flexibility to learn on your own schedule with our online courses. If you are enrolled in an advanced practice specialty program, you may be required to come to campus at least twice per semester during your clinical rotations. 

All of the College of Nursing’s MSN programs confer your eligibility to apply for national certification examinations, such as AGACNP, FNP, PMHNP or Healthcare Leadership. However, specialty certification is not automatic and, in some cases, must be combined with relative work experience.

Admission requirements and application deadlines vary by program. See each program’s homepage for details.

MSN program costs depend on several factors. For estimated costs, view Graduate Programs Cost Estimates 2021-2022.  For the most up-to-date cost information, visit the Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees website

Financial aid is available. To determine your eligibility, complete the FAFSA form on the university’s Financial Aid website. The College of Nursing also offers general scholarships. In addition, other scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available through The Graduate School and the university’s Financial Aid and Scholarships office.

  • Complete the approved program of study
  • Complete a three-hour applied research course (NURS 791) or a six-hour thesis course (NURS 799)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, with grades of at least 3.0 in all program of study courses and all 700-level courses
  • Complete the program within 14 semesters (~4.5 years)
  • Pass the MSN Comprehensive Assessment
  • Complete clinical hours
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