Master of Science in Nursing
The University of Texas Medical Branch

Program Details

The online MSN from The University of Texas Medical Branch prepares students to make significant contributions to the improvement of health care and to influence health care policy through advanced clinical practice and research that meets the complex health challenges and needs of society. Students may customize their degree to suit their personal interests and professional goals by selecting one of the following tracks:

  • ​Family Nurse Practitioner
  • ​Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • ​Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • ​Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Executive Nurse Leader
  • ​Nurse Educator


  • A bachelor's of science in nursing degree from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or other nationally-recognized nursing education accrediting body. Applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a non-accredited program will be considered individually.
  • A letter of reference
  • Personal Statement
  • Current (active), valid, unencumbered license or multi-state privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state(s) in which the student participates in any clinical learning experiences.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all college work and a 3.0 for all upper division courses.

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges