San Diego State University

MS Overview

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Career outlook for nurses remains exceptional.

The School of Nursing offers a graduate curriculum leading to the Master of Science degree in nursing. The graduate program requires a minimum of 36 units. The program is designed for either full- or part-time study.


We are currently offering graduate programs within four concentrations (with additional specializations within the concentrations):

  • Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults and the Elderly
  • Community Health Nursing: School Nursing (admissions currently suspended)
  • Nursing Education (admissions currently suspended)
  • Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems
  • Women’s Health and Midwifery

Professional Preparation

Graduates of the nursing program will be prepared to function as middle or executive-level nursing administrators, nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists, nurse educators, and/or nurse practitioners. All graduates of the program are prepared for beginning roles as nurse researchers and for further educational opportunities in doctoral studies.