May 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Nursing Administration, MSN

College of Nursing  > Nursing Administration, MSN

Program Description

The primary educational objective of the Master of Science in Nursing program is to increase the career and educational opportunities available to registered nurses in the university’s service region. Graduates of the program will have a broader understanding of the nursing profession and will bring that understanding to the practice of nursing in their places of employment. Graduates will be prepared to assume some leadership and management roles.
The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed to build upon the BSN degree. Students in this program are prepared to function at advanced levels with an expanded knowledge of theory, research and clinical application. Graduates are prepared to provide evidenced based health care and to work on collaborative teams. Each graduate will be able to function in an advanced practice role as a nurse administrator.
To find out about the MSN program requirements, click Program Requirements or email for general information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Information

  1. Complete the NursingCAS online application for graduate admission at the NursingCAS website. NursingCAS is a national centralized application service for students applying to registered nursing programs. Submit all required documents to NursingCAS so that your application can be processed in a timely manner.  Request all official transcripts be sent directly to NursingCAS. Students should ensure that all official documents have been submitted to Nursing CAS a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the deadline date to allow for adequate processing time. To be eligible for this program you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in your cumulative (all) course work.
  2. Please direct all questions regarding your application to:

    NursingCAS Customer Service
    Telephone: 617-612-2880

  3. Applicants to the MSN Tracks must have graduated from an accredited BSN program. Applicants who have completed an international BSN program that is not affiliated to a university may not have satisfied the requirement for admission to the University of Houston College of Nursing graduate Tracks due to the non-academic nature of this type of coursework.  Contact an advisor in the College of Nursing for additional information.
  4. Applicants must provide evidence of an unencumbered, current Texas Registered Nurse license.
  5. Official score(s) of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for applicants with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  A GRE or MAT score will be required for applicants with a GPA between 2.75 - 2.9 for conditional admission.  Scores may not be more than 5 years old.
  6. Applicants must complete a one page personal statement.
  7. Applicants must submit 2 letters of recommendation.  One from a university faculty and one from an employer.   
  8. An Interview is part of the admission process.
  9. A current resume is required.

Degree Requirements

Credit hours required for this degree: 36.0

MSN REQUIRED CORE COURSES - Nurse Administration (18 hours)

Total Program Requirements

Required Core Nursing Courses 18 hours
Academic Concentration 18 hours
Total 36 hours