A candidate for the Master of Science in Nursing degree is required to meet the following:
1. Graduate students take all core courses, role specific courses, a research option, and electives to total 44-47 semester hours.
2. The student must also pass a written comprehensive exam during the last semester of the student's plan of study. The examination covers all major field courses including transfer and off-campus work. To take the comprehensive exam, the candidate must be enrolled in, or have completed, the final course work and have a 3.0 average.
3. A grade point average of at least 3.0 is required in the major field and overall.
4. The student may elect a thesis or project for degree completion.