Graduate Program

Master of Science in Nursing 

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The Master of Science in Nursing is suited for students who have a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Master’s concentrations are available in the following areas:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing (45 credits)
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing (48 credits)
  • Family Health Nursing (52 credits)
  • Nursing Education (40 credits)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing/Occupational Health (62 credits)*
  • Concurrent MPH/MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing (83 credits)*
  • Pediatric Health Nursing (45 credits)

*Note – Funding is available for both tracks, pending available grant funds.


Accreditations – Visit our Accreditation page to learn more.

  • Admission Requirements

    Prerequisites and More 

    Admission to the BSN to MSN program is competitive and is based on a review of materials submitted and on resource availability. The applicant is responsible for compiling and submitting the complete set of materials. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    Applicants must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission, which are listed in the USF Graduate Catalog. Certain concentrations are highly competitive.

    Nurses with a BSN are prepared to enroll directly in graduate course work. The total number of credits required is specific to the nursing concentration. 

    Important Information:

    All admitted nursing students are required to complete a background check, immunization verification, and drug screening. Additionally, students will be required to provide proof of current health insurance. Admitted students will be provided with the steps to complete this process. 

  • Curriculum

    Select a Concentration

  • Apply

    Application Process

    Applicants who meet the admission requirements should complete the steps below to successfully apply: 
    1. Submit a Graduate Admissions Application
      • USF Graduate Admissions Application
      • For all questions, contact the USF Admissions Office at (813) 974-3350 or visit the website
      • Note: Do not upload supplemental documentation, please bypass these sections of the application (e.g., test scores, transcripts and personal statements)
    2. Submit a NursingCAS Application

    Required Documentation: All documentation (e.g., transcripts, resume, certifications, etc.) must be submitted to NursingCAS by the deadline in order for applications to be considered. 

    Interview Requirement: In addition to fulfilling the application requirements, a personal interview with faculty will be required.

    Learn more by attending an information session and application workshop.


    International Admissions

    Foreign Transcripts: All coursework and degrees completed outside the United States require a course-by-course evaluation from an approved evaluating agency. Foreign transcript evaluation services are approved by the USF Graduate School. Please note that the Florida Board of Nursing maintains its own list of approved evaluating agencies.Transcript evaluations must be received at the College of Nursing in their original sealed envelopes by the deadlines posted. 

    English Language: Applicants from countries where English is not the official language must demonstrate English proficiency. Please see USF Graduate Catalog for more information or contact USF Office of International Admissions

  • Application Deadlines

    Term       
    Application Open    
    Deadline to Apply                                                  
     Fall 2021 September 15  March 15 (February 15 is priority deadline*)

    Note: All concentrations will admit students on a space available basis after the deadline to apply. To see the current space availability click here.
    Master's Concentrations Admission Term
    Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nursing
    Fall
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing
    Fall
    Family Health Nursing Fall
    Nursing Education Fall
    Occupational Health Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing
    Fall
    Pediatric Health Nursing Fall