Master of Science in Nursing
Montana State University

Program Details

The online MSN degree program from Montana State University educates students as leaders and prepares them for practice across the continuum of care within any healthcare setting. Courses are taught by faculty in the College of Nursing and Engineering who have systems and clinical leadership experience and expertise, and cover topics such as:

  • Ethics
  • Pathophysiology
  • Psychosocial nursing concepts
  • Care of the childbearing family
  • ​Acute and chronic illness
  • Community based nursing
  • ​Psychiatric nursing
  • ​Spirituality in healthcare


  • Travel to Bozeman is required at the beginning of each Fall semester.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited upper division program
  • Successful completion of undergraduate courses in physical assessment, community/public health, research, and statistics (which included inferential statistics).
  • ​Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse. If clinical educational experiences are to be completed in Montana, licensure in Montana is required.
  • Favorable recommendation from the College of Nursing admissions committee.

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities