Master of Science in Nursing
Texas Christian University

Program Details

The online MSN degree program from Texas Christian University provides registered nurses with the innovative knowledge and skills required to advance in their careers and assume leadership roles in a variety of organizations. Students may customize their education to suit their personal interests and professional goals by selecting one of the following majors:

  • ​Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Adult-Gerontology or Pediatric
  • Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
  • ​Nursing Administration and Leadership
  • ​Nursing Education


  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited school or university
  • Evidence of current unencumbered licensure in the state of Texas or the state in which practicum course work will occur
  • Evidence of current CPR certification that meets facilities’ requirements
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended with a preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) from the basic nursing program. (Two official transcripts must be sent from each institution) (International transcripts should be sent with an evaluation from a transcript credentialing service)
  • A preferred work history (resume) that includes two years of full-time experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse in an area of adult, gerontology, or pediatric care if entering the CNS or Nurse Education major
  • A preferred work history that includes two years of full-time experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse, if entering the CNL major
  • For applicants for whom English is a second language, demonstrated English language proficiency is measured by an acceptable score on the Test of Spoken English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the institutional version of the Test of Spoken English (TSE)
  • An essay, 250-350 words, demonstrating written communication skills. This essay should describe your experience and career goals, and discuss how the MSN program at TCU can help you achieve those goals
  • Three letters of recommendation

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges