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Master of Science in Nursing

Program Details

The online MSN degree program from Ohio State University prepares graduates for advanced practice nursing in a variety of clinical settings ranging from private practices, clinics, hospitals, and businesses to managed care organizations and governmental agencies. Graduates enter the workforce with the skills and competencies to:

  • ​Assume an advanced nursing role in a specialty area
  • ​Put theory and research into practice with individuals, families, and communities
  • ​Develop, implement, and assess nursing strategies to assure quality of care
  • ​Utilize leadership skills for positive change in policies at the local, regional, and national level
  • ​Adapt professionally to the constantly changing healthcare environment and contribute to the advancement of the profession


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing program at the time of enrollment in the graduate program or licensure as an RN and graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Competitive applicants can have higher undergraduate GPAs. The average grade point average of applicants who are admitted to the program is approximately a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Many applicants do not need to submit a GRE score. GRE scores will only be required for applicants who meet any of the following criteria: Applicant has a total combined undergraduate GPA below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; or, Applicant has a total combined graduate GPA below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; or, Applicant has previous coursework completed at an unaccredited college or university as determined by the university’s Graduate Admissions Office (Contact for additional information); or, Applicant is interested in being considered for nomination in the Graduate School's University Fellowship competition.

Accreditation & Licensing

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

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


Residents of some states are not authorized to apply, please contact the school for more information.