Master of Science in Nursing


The program is offered primarily online by faculty at the WVU Health Sciences Center at our Morgantown and Charleston campuses. Courses are offered via a variety of web-based modalities both in asynchronous and synchronous distance education formats. Students will be required to attend a special session in Morgantown or Charleston approximately five times through the assessment course and two days in practicum for FNP students. During semesters involving nursing practice hours, monthly meetings are held online. Special sessions for PNP students are held in Morgantown for approximately one week during the assessment course.

Students are admitted to a specific track and progression plan. Admission to some tracks is dependent on an adequate cohort to deliver the track. Changes to the track or progression plan are only allowed based on space available. If for any reason a student must leave the program, their ability to return to the program will be based on space available at the time of request and is not guaranteed.

After completing requirements for the MSN degree, students will have the ability to sit for advanced practice certification and are prepared to offer care at the advanced practice level to select populations.

Admissions Requirements

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


The master's degree program in nursing program 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

  • Live Online Sessions
  • Online Courses
  • Residency Required

Estimated Tuition and Fees

The Master of Science in Nursing requires 46 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $713 for residents and $1,603 for non-residents.



Estimated Tuition Based on Credit Hours
Credit Hours Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition
1 $713 $1,603
3 $2,139 $4,809
6 $4,278 $9,618
9 $6,417 $14,427

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.

Next Start Date: January 13, 2020    Apply Now
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