The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing who wish to expand their careers into education or leadership.  

The master's degree in nursing at Framingham State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( ).

Two concentrations are offered.

Now offering two options for the MSN program. 

Option 1. Students complete the program in 21 months by taking two courses per semester, but are only on campus one night per week 5-9 pm. Students are part of a cohort, taking all course with the same group of students throughout the program.

Option 2. Students complete the program in 45 months by take one course per semester, but are only on campus one night every other week 5-9 pm.

All courses are offered in hybrid/blended learning format, combining online with traditional on campus classroom experiences. 

The program prepares nurses with a strong theoretical foundation in research, nursing and related theories, healthcare policy, ethics, cultural competency, and informatics/ technology as well as practice expertise as a nurse educator or nurse leader.

Coordinator and Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Bechtel, Nursing

Learn about the MSN program by attending an information session. RSVP here by choosing one of the dates for MSN Graduate Information Sessions.

Apply to the MSN Program:
The application deadline is July 1. Fill out the online application and submit all required documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions. A PDF of the application is also available.


  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Refer to appropriate catalog for Degree Requirements for prior years.

Framingham State University

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PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220