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Master’s Degree in Nursing Science

1,652 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 58 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in nursing science. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 30% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.4% of nursing science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,652 master's degree were awarded to nursing science majors. This makes it the 5th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in nursing science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,652
Bachelor’s Degree 1,447
Doctor’s Degree 868
Associate’s Degree 698
Graduate Certificate 39

Earnings of Nursing Science Majors With Master’s Degree

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for nursing science majors who have their master's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in nursing science. About 88.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 196
Women 1,456
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Nursing Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of nursing science master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 147
Black or African American 165
Hispanic or Latino 146
White 961
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 227
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Science Master's Degree Students

There are 58 colleges that offer a master’s degree in nursing science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
189 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for nursing science students seekinga master's degree is University of Maryland - Baltimore. Each year, around 6,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,260 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,132 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 189 master's degree were handed out to nursing science majors at University of Maryland - Baltimore. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#2

Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois
176 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Benedictine University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing science. Each year, around 5,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,084 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,273 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 176 people received their master's degree in nursing science from Benedictine U. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#3

Rush University

Chicago, Illinois
168 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rush University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing science. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,236 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,116 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 168 master's degree were handed out to nursing science majors at Rush University Medical Center. About 85% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

102 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,737 per year.

The nursing science program at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences awarded 102 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 92% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Rivier University

Nashua, New Hampshire
97 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Rivier University. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,340 per year.

The nursing science program at Rivier University awarded 97 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 96% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

88 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Chicago is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing science. Roughly 30,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,276 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 master's degree were handed out to nursing science majors at UIC. Of these students, 85% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey
71 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Monmouth University. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,126 per year.

The nursing science program at Monmouth University awarded 71 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#8

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
60 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Massachusetts - Boston. Roughly 16,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,187 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,433 per year.

The nursing science program at University of Massachusetts - Boston awarded 60 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
55 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Clemson University. Roughly 24,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,118 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 master's degree were handed out to nursing science majors at Clemson. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

#10

Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, California
47 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Fresno Pacific University. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,458 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,940 per year.

The nursing science program at Fresno Pacific University awarded 47 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 72% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

45 Yearly Graduations
69% Women

University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing science. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,324 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,680 per year.

The nursing science program at University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences awarded 45 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 69% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Wagner College

Staten Island, New York
41 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Wagner College. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,780 per year.

The nursing science program at Wagner College awarded 41 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#13

Walsh University

North Canton, Ohio
38 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walsh University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing science. Roughly 2,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,330 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,870 per year.

The nursing science program at Walsh University awarded 38 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 87% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Governors State University

University Park, Illinois
36 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Governors State University. Each year, around 5,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,512 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,354 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 master's degree were handed out to nursing science majors at GSU. Of these students, 83% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island
34 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Rhode Island comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing science. Roughly 18,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,590 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,734 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their master's degree in nursing science from URI. Of these students, 94% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
33 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Davis is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing science. Roughly 37,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The nursing science program at University of California - Davis awarded 33 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
32 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing science. Roughly 49,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 master's degree were handed out to nursing science majors at Rutgers New Brunswick. About 81% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Touro University Nevada

Henderson, Nevada
28 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Touro University Nevada. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their master's degree in nursing science from Touro University Nevada. About 86% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts
26 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their master's degree is Salem State University. Each year, around 8,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $910 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,520 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 master's degree were handed out to nursing science majors at Salem State. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#19

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
26 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Kansas comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing science. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

The nursing science program at University of Kansas awarded 26 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nursing science that offer master’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 17,491
Family Practice Nursing 13,773
Nursing Administration 7,493
Nursing Research & Other 1,922
Nursing Education 1,542

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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