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Master of Science in Nursing

Graduate Programs


Our flexible, two-year Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Mount Saint Mary's University is committed to academic rigor and nursing excellence. We help prepare registered nurses in advanced nursing theory, leadership, and modern-day specializations, while fostering a spirit to serve others. Our program provides nurses with the skills and knowledge they need to address issues of health equity and social justice.

We also train students in patient-care technologies to deliver and coordinate the highest level of care, and we enhance the research skills of students to ensure quality outcomes within the practice setting.

The MSN program offers the following specialty tracks:

Our graduate nursing classes combine face-to-face meetings with online learning. In-person class sessions meet only six Saturdays each semester at our beautiful and historic Doheny campus in Los Angeles. Students have the opportunity to join our MSN program in fall, spring, or summer semesters.

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Mission and Curriculum

The Master of Science in Nursing program is based on Mount Saint Mary's mission of providing a superior education enhanced by an emphasis on building leadership and fostering a spirit to serve others. The curriculum incorporates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing.

We invite you to explore more about our program and contact us with any questions.

*The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist track in the MSN program conforms to the California Board of Registered Nursing’s requirements for California Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Certification. For students who wish to practice in a state other than California, you may or may not have additional requirements you must complete prior to applying for your license. Mount Saint Mary’s University is in the process of researching program professional licensure standards in other states. Please contact the Director of the MSN program at or 213.477.2723 to discuss additional requirements that may be needed to obtain CNS certification in a state outside of California.



The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Mount Saint Mary's University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (