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The RN MS Program offers registered nurses holding an associate degree or diploma from a nationally accredited program an opportunity to enroll in a program leading to a Master of Science degree with a major in nursing.

Specialty tracks include:

  • Advanced Practice
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Administration (Nursing Health Systems Management)

Students can complete their baccalaureate degree at the end of one year of full time study with 10 credit hours (3 courses) completed toward the master's degree. Depending on the master's specialty chosen, the master's degree can be completed in an additional 3-6 semesters of full-time study. Students may elect to complete the program on a part-time basis. Students who already have a bachelor's degree in nursing are not eligible for this program, and should apply to one of our traditional Master of Science programs.

Before You Apply

How to Apply

  1. Complete BOTH the Undergraduate and Graduate Applications to TWU online at Apply If both applications are completed at the same time, a fee of $50.00 is required for processing. If the applications are submitted separately, two fees are required ($100.00). Be sure to specify on the university application that you are applying for the RN to MS Program (major code 55224), desired date of entry, and indicate your preference for Denton, Dallas or Houston. Do not specify a practitioner track, etc. at this time.
  2. Mail the completed MS RN CON Application 2015 [pdf] to the campus or center where you want to be considered (Denton Campus, Dallas Center, Houston Center) for the semester which you are seeking admission. The College of Nursing addresses are located on the bottom of the application. There is no application fee to the College of Nursing for registered nurses.
  3. Submit the following application materials to the address below:
    • Official transcripts for each college and university attended
    • GRE (verbal and quantitative scores) or MAT scores  

      Office of Admissions Processing
      Texas Woman's University
      P.O. Box 425649
      Denton, TX 76204

  4. International student admissions are processed by the International Education Office.


  • May 1 for Fall semester entry
  • September 15 for Spring semester entry
  • February 1 for Summer semester entry

All applications and application materials should be submitted as far in advance as possible. Your file for admission will not be processed until Student Records receives all information. The Family Nurse Practitioner program has become very popular in the past couple of years.  Due to a high number of applicants and limited slots, the admissions have become competitive.  Please be sure and adhere to our admission dates.

Student Handbook

Students should be familiar with the policies and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook. [pdf]


Dr. Jo-Ann Stankus  RN to BS/MS Program Coordinator (940) 898-2401
Donna Stallings  (940) 898-2436

page updated 11/18/2015 8:19 AM

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