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Graduate Programs

The University of Houston offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree.  Our face-to-face and web-enhanced classes are designed to work around your busy schedule, and you’ll receive a quality university education from excellent faculty at a great value.  The MSN Education Track and the Family Nurse Practitioner Track is offered at the University of Houston at Sugar Land and University of Houston main campus.  The MSN Administration Track is offered Online, University of Houston at Sugar Land, and University of Houston main campus. 

The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed to build upon the BSN degree. Students in this program are prepared to function at advanced levels with an expanded knowledge of theory, research and clinical application. Graduates are prepared to provide evidenced based health care and to work on collaborative teams. Each graduate will be able to function in an advanced practice role as a Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, and Family Nurse Practitioner. Nurses who have a master's degree in another discipline or who wish to be eligible for the Certified Nurse Educator exam may take the post master's educator certificate courses.

MSN Administration

The Administration track prepares students to lead healthcare innovations by improving access, addressing quality and safety issues, and supervising the finance and operations of a health care organization. 

MSN Education

Through the Education track, nurse educators prepare to apply educational theory and practice, develop courses and curriculum for nursing students and staff, and develop classroom and clinical strategies to prepare nurses to function in the health care environment.

Family Nurse Practitioner

The FNP track integrates both academic and community-based training to promote an evidence based approach to the care of individuals, families and the community. Hybrid graduate tracks offer face-to-face classes one day a week for maximum scheduling flexibility for students, while offering the essential benefit of role-modeling and networking with leaders in the profession.