Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


The MSN degree is now available in a fully online format

The Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) provides graduate level education and training in the field of nursing administration. Students enrolled in the Nursing Administration MSN program acquire the knowledge and experience to assume leadership positions in a wide range of health care systems and fulfill the fundamental requirements to secure middle and top-level administrative positions in health care agencies.

The MSN Administration degree option is available to nurses who possess an RN license and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). Courses for this degree are delivered through distance education (i.e., online), which allows nurses to advance their careers while working and remaining in their communities.

Currently Accepting Applications!

  • Apply to the MSN Program through the NMSU Graduate School ( and upload the following documents:
    • Current CV/resume.
    • RN license
    • Unofficial transcripts from nursing programs/degrees
    • A letter of intent specifying career goals and a clear statement of how the MSN will advance the applicant’s career
    • Names and contact information for three (3) references from colleagues in clinical practice
  • Official transcripts from all prior college and universities attended sent directly to the School of Nursing and to the NMSU Graduate School (2 sets)
  • Applicants may be invited to attend an interview with faculty (on campus or via videoconferencing)

      • Successful admission to the NMSU Graduate School
      • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a minimum nursing GPA of 3.0 or better
      • Current unencumbered RN license from one of the 50 U.S. States or Territories
      • Undergraduate or graduate level statistics course
      • Admission to the MSN Program is a competitive process based on the components of the application and interview

New Mexico State University is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Members of SARA agree to honor the regulatory requirements of each member state. If you live in a state where access to out-of-state nursing education programs are either limited or prohibited, we will have to regretfully decline your application. Please check the SARA authorization map if you are planning to apply to the NMSU School of Nursing.

Interested applicants should contact:

Graduate Program Advisor

MSN Specialty Track Director