Online Master of Science in Nursing

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Credit Hours

Thesis and
Non-thesis Options

  • Four semester full-time option; part-time option available
  • Locally arranged clinical practicum hours with qualified preceptors

Application Cycle/Deadlines

  • Applications accepted year round
  • Applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited program of nursing and be licensed as a registered nurse by the beginning date of coursework

Estimated Cost

Tuition / credit hour $573.99
Fee / credit hour  
Library $2.91
Network & Data Systems $10.78
Off-Campus $30

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2019 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

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Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at the University of Arkansas is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

With a master's degree, nurses are prepared for educational roles that aim to improve patient outcomes and impact nursing care for future generations.

Increase your professional influence to improve patient care through a career in nursing education in academic and clinical settings.

You will be ready to:

  • Cultivate the next generation of nurses
  • Create professional development opportunities for experienced nurses
  • Continue your education at the doctoral level

Jamie Dimick

The instructors are fabulous; they understand that we have lives, we have jobs, we have kids, and they’ve always been wonderful about helping.

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Jamie Dimick
Wagoner, Ok

Program Information

MSN Program Website


Admission Requirements

  • Admission to the University of Arkansas Graduate School
  • Admission to the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing MSN program
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program
  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework in previous nursing program
  • Current unencumbered licensure to practice as a registered nurse
  • Submission of official GRE scores taken within 5 years and indicating capacity for master’s-level work
  • Completion of a basic-level statistics course with a grade of “C” or above
  • Basic computer and library skills including the use of electronic databases
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a faculty member and one from an employer
  • Completion of candidate interview
  • Qualified applicants will be admitted on a space available basis
  • Additional Information


Scholarship Information

State Authorization

The MSN program is designed to provide graduate level education to individuals with a RN license. This program is not an initial licensure program.
The University of Arkansas MSN program is approved by the following state boards of nursing to enroll students: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Maryland, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The program is currently not available to students residing in the following states: Colorado, Minnesota, and Washington.