Nurse Practitioner MSN Degree - Online/Hybrid

Graduate Admissions


The University of Texas at Tyler
Department of Graduate Nursing
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903-566-7128

Degree Information
Janet Rainey
Phone: 903.566.7243

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: STE 345
Phone: 903-566-7457
Fax: 903.566.7492

Program Information

Degree: MSN

Hours: 47

College:  Nursing and Health Sciences

Application Instructions

Total Program Tuition Cost: $22,034 Estimated tuition for full-time, in-state on-campus enrollment. Tuition varies by delivery method and hours taken per semester. Calculate your estimated tuition with the tuition calculator.

Scholarships/Financial Support:  Yes

Tracks:  Online Nursing Administration-MSN, Online Nursing Education-MSN, Web-Enhanced Nurse Practitioner, RN-MSN, Online MSN-MBA, Online Nursing Education Certificate

Required Courses

Applicants from countries other than the United States must also meet the admission requirements for international students seeking a graduate degree as listed in the University catalog.

Test Score Required: No

GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work.

Students who do not meet the GPA requirement for full admission may be granted conditional admission based on satisfactory scores on the verbal/quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in combination with GPA for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work.

Letters of Recommendation: 3 - professional or academic

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Yes

Proof of Current Licensure: Yes - must be in the state(s) where clinical practicum will occur

Admissions Essay: Yes - submit either a two-page essay or video describing reasons for seeking a particular MSN degree and plans for the future

Additional Requirements: Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a nationally accredited College. Complete an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better. In the last four years, one year of full-time work experience as a nurse prior to application is needed. This experience should be direct patient care involving patient assessment and medication administration. All applicants who are admitted to an MSN degree program in the School of Nursing are required to complete a criminal background check and urine drug screening. No student will be allowed entry to a nursing course without a clear report or a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing certifying that any criminal history is not a danger to the public. Applicants must have current BCLS CPR certification before beginning clinical courses.

Deadlines:Graduate School Calendar

Career Outlook: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurse practitioners will be in high demand in the years ahead. The Bureau predicts a 22% growth rate in the number of registered nursing positions. This increase will be a result of the increased focus on preventive care, technological advances in patient care and a rapidly growing older population.

Learn about additional graduate nursing opportunities.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is O*Net.

Meet a graduate student of The University of Texas at Tyler.

Meet the Nation’s Growing Need for Skilled Nurse Practitioners

With the significant increase in health care needs of our expanding population, more nurse practitioners are required across the country. A master of science in nursing (MSN) for nurse practitioners from The University of Texas at Tyler will ensure that you are well-prepared to provide the advanced practice skills of assessment and health needs management required to meet emerging demands.

  • Take part in a nurse practitioner program that combines online and web-enhanced classes, work with preceptors assessing and treating patients and attend just 5-6 classes per semester on the Tyler campus.
  • Complete a program that has a 100% pass-rate on the national certification examinations through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

Nurse practitioners who graduate from our master’s program are in high demand. Our graduates are employed in clinics, physician offices and hospitals throughout the East Texas region.

Master’s for Nurse Practitioners: In-Demand. Needs-Focused.

  • Participate in a web-enhanced program that combines the convenience of studying online with the advantages of face-to-face interaction on campus with your professors.
  • Focus your nurse practitioner studies in family or pediatric specialties.
  • Complete 675 hours in precepted, clinical experiences that can be accomplished close to your own home.

Nursing Faculty: Exceptional Mentors. Dedicated Healers.

  • Study with faculty members who have had extensive nurse practitioner experiences.
  • Learn from faculty members who engage in promoting positive community based outcomes.
  • Be mentored by professors who are well connected at local, state, and national levels and are committed to helping you reach your career goals.

Learn about UT Tyler’s nursing faculty.

Nurse Practitioner Master’s Courses: Challenging. Practical.

Advanced Pathophysiology – Focus on pathological conditions encountered in clinical practice across the life span of clients. Emphasis is placed on regulatory and compensatory mechanisms as they relate to commonly occurring diseases.

Advanced Health Assessment – Apply advanced health assessment principles and skills for comprehensive examination of clients. Focus will be on common deviations from normal. Populations across the life span will be included.

Advanced Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics – Explore knowledge and application of advanced pharmacotherapeutic principles related to the health needs of clients. Focus will be on pharmacotherapeutic modalities used by advanced practice nurses.

The Advanced Practice Role - Study the advanced practice nurse (APN) role. The evolution of the role, current and continuing issues relevant to advanced practice nursing, and clinical practice issues related to health promotion and disease prevention.

Find out more about the curriculum, admission requirements and how to apply.

Find Out More:

Graduate Nursing
Nurse Practitioner
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Tx 75799

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ph: 903.566.7128