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Online M.S. in Nursing

Miami University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree features two tracks designed to prepare you for the next step in your career: Family Nurse Practitioner 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.

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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 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.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Miami DNP provides a pathway for the two newly proposed MSN degree tracks to seamlessly progress into a terminal DNP degree. The post master's DNP is designed to build upon prior learning acquired through an MSN program. The focus of Miami’s DNP program is to prepare advanced practice nurses for roles in organizational/systems leadership, and innovative and evidence-based approaches for increasingly complex leadership roles.

Microcredential: Nurse Leadership and Management

In as little as one year, nurses learn the foundations of leadership and collaboration and are armed with tools to navigate organizational change and manage conflict, risk, and crisis. During this three-course, 100% online program, nurses also get the tools to improve patient care outcomes through data and budget management.

MSN-MBA Dual Degree

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

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Miami University has been named a top 100 best value nationwide by Forbes and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. We 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.

Quick M.S. Degree Facts

21 Months

Program Duration

August 1

Annual Application Deadline


Next Program Start Date

Admissions Overview

Our straightforward admission process is the first step in achieving your personal and professional goals. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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).

Materials Required for Application Submission:

  • Transcripts
  • CV or resume
  • Written response to four experiential questions
  • 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.  

Get Started with Admission

Students apply through NursingCAS. Contact online graduate admission via email at, or via telephone at (513) 529-GRAD or (877) GO MIAMI.

The Master of Science in Nursing program at Miami University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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.

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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.