Graduate Programs

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Nursing: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


The Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Delaware offers Baccalaureate prepared nurses a program that prepares them for advanced practice roles in today’s complex health care systems.

As part of a cutting-edge University, the School of Nursing provides a diverse, energetic and collegial environment for participating in world-class interprofessional education, scientific inquiry and practice opportunities.

UDs highly sought-after faculty prepare the MSN student to provide and manage care for patients — individually and in groups — with emphases on understanding the clinical progression of patients, care transitions and processes, and evidence-based practice.

Students with a bachelor’s degree in nursing who want to become a nurse practitioner may choose one of the following advanced practice tracks:

  • Family/Individual Across the Lifespan (i.e., Family Nurse Practitioner [FNP])
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

These programs can be completed in 3 years.


Application Deadlines



July 15: Final deadline to apply

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1,352.

Tuition Credit


Due to a College of Health Sciences Dean’s Scholarship, the student tuition rate is lower than the published UD graduate tuition rate. The final student tuition rate for the MSN program is $815/credit. Please contact the department for more information.