College of Science and Health > Academics > School of Nursing > Graduate Programs > RN to MS in Nursing (MS)
If you’re a registered nurse, DePaul’s MS in Nursing program will help you develop the skills and credentials you need to become a nurse administrator, nurse educator, family nurse practictioner or adult-gerontology nurse practictioner. We’ll tailor the program for you depending on your educational background.
If choosing nurse educator or nurse administrator track, you’ll earn a Master of Science in nursing through DePaul; and a certificate in health administration or health professions education through DePaul’s alliance with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
Our program is offered completely online (except for clinical hours). The program takes two to four years depending on academic degree held by applicants.
By offering all academic courses online and having the option to complete clinical degree requirements in your community, you have the flexibility to finish the program from anywhere.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Submit an online application, personal statement, résumé, official transcripts and a copy of your RN license.
Your course requirements will depend on your educational background.
of 2017 Nursing graduates surveyed were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
The reported average salary of 2017 Nursing graduates was more than $60,000.
Study with experts like Assistant Professor Donna Badowski. Professor Badowski is the assistant director of the RN to MS program and has 30 years of professional nursing experience with 11 years as a nurse educator. Her professional and academic interests include patient safety, teamwork skills, peer coaching, communication and simulation.
You’ll benefit from extensive networking opportunities with DePaul’s strong alumni network, including nearly 2,000 nursing alumni working in the Chicago area, at places like Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and University of Chicago Medicine.
Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.
For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s School of Nursing at
(773) 325-7315 or
We’ll send you our viewbook with information about the degree, admission requirements and upcoming info sessions. Let’s get started.