Program Format

Master of Science in Nursing 


The MSN program is two and one-half years in length and 38-39 credits with courses offered year round, one evening a week both on campus and at selected off campus sites.  The program is a cohort model with courses provided one at a time.  Cohort students move through the entire program together.  Most courses are offered face-to-face but several are offered either online or in blended format (online and face-to-face).  Currently courses are six, nine, or 12 weeks in length.

Students in both concentrations will take 24 credits of core courses and then take an additional 14-15 credits in their selected concentration. The leadership concentration will include courses taught in collaboration with the College of Education and Leadership.

Both leadership and educator concentrations include selected practica in which the student will apply theoretical knowledge in actual practice settings with experienced preceptors.  The final capstone course requires an evidence-based project completed under faculty guidance.  

Please check www.stritch.edu for regular updates and additional information on both of these programs.