Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration


Leadership in nursing is needed at every level and across all settings in today’s complex healthcare environment. To prepare future nurse leaders, the WVU School of Nursing and the WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics offer a dual MSN/MBA degree program. The program, completed primarily online, is designed for nurses who want to pursue leadership positions in various hospital and healthcare settings. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of nursing leadership and critical problem-solving skills while identifying opportunities to make strategic decisions in healthcare settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to serve in leadership positions in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, nonprofit organizations and the public sector.

Admissions Requirements

You must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 on all undergraduate work is required. You must hold a current, unrestricted RN license in at least one state. You must have completed 3 credits of undergraduate statistics equivalent to WVU Stats 211 with a “C” or better.


The master's degree program in nursing at West Virginia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.



Courses Required


Total Credit Hours

Course Formats

  • Online Courses
  • Residency Required

Estimated Tuition and Fees

The Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration requires 57 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $1,188 for residents and $2,078 for non-residents.



Estimated Tuition Based on Credit Hours
Credit Hours Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition
1 $1,188 $2,078
3 $3,564 $6,234
6 $7,128 $12,468
9 $10,692 $18,702

Financial Aid

Paying for graduate school doesn’t have to be stressful. WVU offers a quality education at a great price. We know you have a budget. We’re not looking to break it. For more about Financial Aid, visit WVU’s Financial Aid website.

Next Start Date: January 13, 2020    Apply Now
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