Master of Science in Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
Stony Brook University

Program Details

The online MS in Mental Health / Psychiatric Nursing degree program from Stony Brook University prepares nurses as expert providers of health care to patients with psychiatric or psychosocial issues across health care settings. The primary focus of the program is to prepare graduates to:

  • ​Promote, maintain, supervise, and restore mental health
  • ​Identify health risks
  • ​Assess, diagnose, and manage mental health issues

​Graduates are prepared to function as educators, leaders, consultants, advocates, and change agents in the field. 


  • Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing
  • Minimum of one year's recent relevant experience (preferred)
  • Unofficial transcripts from all college/universities attended
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Current professional Registered Nurse license
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Three credit undergraduate course in Health Assessment
  • Three credit undergraduate course in Statistics

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education