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Master of Science Nursing

Program Details

The online MSN degree program is designed to help students become successful leaders in the health care field through a curriculum focused on integrating knowledge, theory, and research skills in planning and evaluating comprehensive nursing care and education for individuals, families, and populations. Students may choose a track on which to focus their education:

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Family Nurse Practitioner 


  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree program with a NLNAC- or CCNE- accredited upper division major in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units of upper division course work attempted.
  • Registered nurse licensure in the United States, unencumbered, unrestricted, with no disciplinary action pending or imposed.
  • Completion of the following prerequisites: Statistics - including probability and inferential, Research - introductory course or equivalent, Pathophysiology, Health Assessment - basic course, including a skills lab.
  • Submission of a professional resume and a letter of intent.
  • Some courses may require on-campus learning activities.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


Must be a resident in a state in which the School of Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills is permitted to deliver online education.