Masters in Nursing

After earning a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited program and obtaining San José State University admission, you may enter the master's program with a major in Nursing. If you have graduated from a non-accredited baccalaureate program, prior coursework will be assessed to determine requisite content and equivalency to baccalaureate degree requirements. Programs of study for the MS degree with a major in nursing are based on this assessment. Registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees in disciplines other than nursing are accepted conditionally to provide a specialized course of study prior to taking Master's in Nursing courses. There are a minimum of four undergraduate courses which need to be completed with a grade of "B" or better.


Graduate students in all options pay the regular University fees. For more information, please visit the University's Student Information Page.

There are lab fees for many of the courses.

Students in the Administrator and Educator options will pay regular fees for 14 units and Special Session fees ($750/unit) for 22-30 units. Special Session fees are under review and will likely increase. Fees are described in the current SJSU Schedule of Classes.

Policies and Requirements Affecting Master's Students:

Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, updated health insurance and immunizations are required before the beginning of each clinical course.

Students are subject to the same School of Nursing progr4assion policy and other policies and procedures as undergraduate students. Additional information about these policies can be found the School of Nursing Student Handbook which is available for purchase at the A.S. Print Shop.