Master of Science in Nursing / Specialized Populations
Cleveland State University

Program Details

The online MSN with a concentration in Specialized Populations is available for RNs through Cleveland State University.  There are four concentrations available in this online MSN degree program, but the Specialized Populations program is most similar to the main MSN program.  This concentration only requires one elective in Specialized Populations to earn the degree with the remainder of the curriculum the basic MSN required courses.  

At Cleveland State University the MSN program prepares RNs for specialized practice in population health control.  You will examine the health status of people in defined groups, looking at attributes that influence health, including:

  • Lifestyle
  • Ethnicity
  • Disease
  • Environment
  • Social/Economic/Political conditions

Students benefit from CSU’s Quality Matters certification standards which is a faculty-centered review process that ensures the quality of online courses.

Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Cleveland State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Active, unrestricted nursing license required