Master of Science in Nursing


  • Center City Campus
  • Dixon Campus
  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Program Type

  • On Campus
  • Online

Core Curriculum

The graduate nursing programs exemplify the tradition of excellence in nursing education, practice and research at Thomas Jefferson University. The challenging curricula and outstanding faculty assist students to identify professional career goals and to develop strategies to meet those goals. Most of our graduate students are working professionals with busy lifestyles and multiples roles; therefore, part-time study is available as well as full-time study. Courses are available through traditional on-site classes as well as online.

Overview of the Graduate Program

The curriculum is predicated on the belief that professional nursing is an art and a science incorporating theory, research and clinical practice. All students enrolled in the MSN program share a core curriculum. Specialty areas, with the exception of the Entry Level Nurse Anesthesia DNP Program, require 36 credits. Full-time students can complete the course of study in 15 months beginning with a summer semester. Part-time options enable students to take up to five years to complete the program. Courses are available online.

MSN Core Curriculum Courses

Course Credits
NU 602 Health Policy, Legal & Ethical Dimensions of Practice 3
NU 603 Research For Advanced Nursing Practice I 3
NU 604 Research For Advanced Nursing Practice II 3
NU 605 Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
NU 625 Epidemiology for the Health Professions 3
NU 672 Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Total 18

In addition to the core curriculum, specialty curriculum consists of 18 credits for all degrees except for Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA), which consists of 74 credits. Dual specialty degrees are available.

MSN students are eligible for 9-12 transfer credits toward the Masters of Public Health based on their areas of specialty.