Master of Science in Nursing

Now with 3 Start Dates!
Currently Accepting Applications!

Apply by 02/01/23 | Start Class 05/15/23

Apply Now!

Program Overview

Offered by the College of Nursing and Health Professions at USI, the Master of Science in Nursing strives to ensure our graduate students are successful in their professional, personal, and academic careers.

Graduates of our Master of Science in Nursing program are able to integrate critical thinking, independent judgment, provide leadership, synthesize knowledge, and promote the essential values of caring in their professional and personal lives. 

There are no on-campus visits required for this program. 

Click here to download and view our promotional flyer. 

Ranked #5 of Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans!

Ranked #29 of Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs!

U.S. News and World Reports

42-44 Credit Hours

Tuition & Fees

We offer admission into the program three times a year and work with our students to provide a plan of study that allows for timely graduation and achievement of their goals. 

The MSN and Post MSN online programs are limited to working with certain states in the U.S. only. Moving into a state not recognized by the graduate nursing program will lead to inability to continue in MSN coursework. The exception to this is active military status.  

General Disclosure of Program Licensure or Certification Requirements

Are you an out-of-state student interested in pursuing an online degree at USI or determining if the graduate nursing programs meet individual state requirements for employment?  Check your eligibility.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of Southern Indiana are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, 202-887-6791 ( 

Choose Your Specialty Area:

Current Student Handbooks

MSN & Post Masters Handbook

 CNHP Handbook

Admission Requirements
  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a nationally-accredited nursing program and a regionally-accredited college or university earned prior to applying to the MSN program.
  • A minimum cumulative baccalaureate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.  GPAs are reviewed based upon the total BSN GPA.  This includes transfer courses in RN Completion programs.
  • Satisfactory completion of a course in undergraduate statistics (grade C or better) at the time of application.
  • An unencumbered US RN license in all states of practice.
  • Recommended but not required: one year full-time or two thousand hours of clinical practice as an RN within the last five years.
Application Procedures

The MSN and Post MSN online programs are limited to working with certain states in the U.S. only. Moving into a state not recognized by the graduate nursing program will lead to inability to continue in MSN coursework.  The exception to this is active military status. Click here to see your availability.

  1. Submit an online application, a $40 application fee, and three references with contact information.
  2. Upload a current professional resume or curriculum vitae to your application account. 
  3. Submit official transcripts to Graduate Studies.
  4. International applicants may be required to submit additional information.

Click Here to Get Started

Program Calendar 

Course Start Application Deadline Document Deadline
08/22/22 06/01/22 06/15/22
01/09/23 09/01/22 09/15/22
05/15/23 02/01/23 02/15/23
08/21/23 06/01/23 06/15/23
01/08/24 09/01/23 09/15/23

Student and Program Outcomes

"The evidence-based practice that I have gained through different clinical guidelines have been key in furthering my knowledge and preparing me for a future as an Advanced Practice Nurse and as a future medical provider."

- Jordan Morrison, MSN Student

"I would advise future MSN students to work hard and not get discouraged. Though the program is challenging, it is as equally rewarding. At the end of the program, it pays off. When you go to take your board exams, you will be prepared. "

- Lusine Vardanyan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN Graduate

Quick Links

Financing Graduate School | About the Clinical Experience | Post MSN Certificate | MSN & Post MSN Student Handbook | USI Nursing and Health Professions Scholarships | Nursing Faculty and Staff

Tuition & Fees
Student Financial Assistance
Graduate Studies
More Online Programs
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Nursing Homepage


Dr. Mellisa Hall
Program Chair

fas fa-map-marker-alt Stone Family Center 3033
fas fa-mobile-alt (812) 492-7819
fas fa-envelope Email