Master of Science in Nursing
Kent State University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Nursing prepares nurses for advanced clinical roles while making them eligible for national certification as well as provide the foundation for further post-graduate and doctoral-level study.

Students can choose from any of the following concentrations to define their career path:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist / Adult/Gerontology
  • Nurse Practitioner / Adult/Gerontology Acute Care
  • Nurse Practitioner/ Adult/Gerontology Primary Care
  • Nurse Practitioner / Family
  • Nurse Practitioner / Pediatric Primary Care
  • Nurse Practitioner / Psychiatric/Mental Health
  • Nurse Practitioner / Women's Health
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing & Healthcare Management
  • MSN/MBA dual degree


  • Have an active, unrestricted RN license in the state in which clinical coursework will be completed.
  • You have earned a baccalaureate and/or graduate degree from an accredited registered nursing program.
  • An RN with a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field will be considered based on review of a portfolio submitted with the application. 
  • You have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point scale.
  • Applicants with a lower GPA may be considered for conditional admission according to the University Graduate Admission Policy
  • You have successfully completed an undergraduate level statistics course in the past 5 years with a grade of ""C"" or better.

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, US Territories, International