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Master of Science in Nursing

Program Details

The online MSN degree program from Cleveland State University prepares RNs for specialized practice in population health care. The curriculum examines the health status of people in defined groups, taking into account attributes thought to influence health (lifestyle, ethnicity, disease, gender, age, environment, and social/economic/political conditions). Additionally, students may choose one of four tracks to suit their personal interests and professional goals:

  • ​Specialized Populations
  • Nursing Education
  • Forensic Nursing
  • ​Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)


  • Students entering the program must have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, a license to practice nursing in the state where they conduct their clinical practicum, and an undergraduate statistics course.

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


Cleveland State University currently is not authorized in the following state: Massachusetts.