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Online M.S. in Nursing

Miami University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree features three tracks designed to prepare you for the next step in your career: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, and Nurse Executive Leadership. Across all tracks, small class sizes create big benefits as our experienced faculty guide you to gain the skills you need to open doors to advancement and promotion. Our flexible, affordable online program empowers you to keep pace with work and family as you prepare to elevate your career to new heights.

Quick M.S. Degree Facts

All Miami MSN graduates are eligible to continue their education in Miami's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, launching in Fall 2024.

21 months

Program duration

Aug 1, 2022

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis

Fall 2022

Next program start date


Cost per credit hour (Tuition includes an on-site workshop course)

Family Nurse Practitioner

Positively impact the health and wellness of families across the lifespan with an MSN Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Gain new knowledge as you deepen your nursing skills, advance your nursing role to manage care for your patients, and become a leader in the profession. Our flexible, affordable program gives you the personal attention you need and offers a high return on investment.

Nurse Educator

Love your job but want more? Your experience has prepared you to contribute and make an impact. It’s time to share your expertise and give back to the next generation of nurses with Miami University’s Nurse Educator Master’s degree. Earn your degree online with the flexibility you need to keep up with work and family. You can be shaping tomorrow’s nurses in less than two years. Contribute to the care of many through the future nurses you educate today.

Nurse Executive Leadership

Use your experience to change things for the better. It's time to share your expertise and impact the future of healthcare with Miami's Nurse Executive Leadership Master's degree. There has never been a greater need for strong nurse leaders. Miami's MSN program provides you with the tools to advance healthcare with innovative thinking and learning transformational strategies. Our affordable online degree gives you the flexibility you need to keep up with work and family. Small classes and personal attention prepare you to shape tomorrow's nurses in as little as 21 months.

Get Started with Admission

Minimum criteria to be considered for admission:

  • Resident of OH, IL, IN, KY
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • BSN from an ACEN or CCNE-accredited nursing school by start of MSN program 
  • Minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale from BSN institution
  • A current, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the state you are practicing in before the start of the MSN program
  • Eligibility to obtain an active RN license in any other state required for clinical experiences 
  • Note: FNP track students must have completed 1,000 hours of RN clinical experience before starting their first clinical/practicum course (offered in the first summer session of the program for full-time students).

Students should apply through NursingCAS. Materials required for application submission:

  • Transcripts
  • CV or resume
  • Two letters of academic or professional references from faculty members, professional colleagues, or work supervisors who can evaluate your potential for success in a graduate program. At least one of your recommenders must hold a master's or higher degree.  

Invest in Your Future

Miami University has been named a top 100 best value nationwide by Forbes and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Our Oxford campus ranked in the top 20 online colleges for return on investment by OnlineU. At a total cost of $795 per credit hour, the online M.S. in Nursing delivers a high-quality learning experience at an affordable price.

Earn a Dual Degree with Miami's MBA

In less than three years, you can concurrently earn your M.S. in Nursing degree alongside a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Miami's Farmer School of Business.

The Miami Online Student Experience

As a student in the Online M.S. in Nursing program, you'll have the academic support you need to be successful and the technical support and assistance with cost and aid you may need along the way.

How do I get help with aid?

Get help with tuition costs and explore financial aid options to make your online MSN degree more affordable.

What does the M.S. in Nursing look like for me?

Learn more about the program curriculum or transfer credits.

How do I use military or veteran benefits?

Get help using your tuition assistance or other benefits.

Multiply Your Impact with an MSN degree

Miami's Master of Science in Nursing equips you with the knowledge you need to change lives, including your own. It all starts here.

Learn More About Miami’s Nursing Programs

The Department of Nursing provides pathways for obtaining a BSN at Miami Regionals, in addition to the fully online M.S. in Nursing. Miami University will soon offer an online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Apply to Miami's Online M.S. in Nursing

Log in to NursingCAS to begin your application to Miami University's Online M.S. in Nursing (MSN) program.