Master of Science (M.S.)


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Earn Your M.S. in Nursing Degree Online

The Master of Science Nursing degree at the University of Wyoming is a part-time, fully online course designed specifically for the working nurse. Class sizes remain small and coursework is paced in a manner that allows you to obtain your degree without feeling overwhelmed.

Push your career further with a program that supports your development as a leader in your field.


Program Details

Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

Curriculum & Courses

About the M.S. in Nursing

The online M.S. program provides transformational learning experiences including discussion boards, group work and cross-program learning experiences. You’ll also complete a leadership project in the final semester at a healthcare facility.

This program is for nurses aspiring to be educators or leaders in academic or health settings. It does not lead to professional licensure. Eligibility requires a BSN and RN licensure or eligibility.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 or 202-887-8476. The School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming has a lengthy history of accreditation.

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Along with the minimum requirements for graduate admissions,  MS program admission requires successful completion of a college statistics course, successful completion of a BSN degree from an accredited institution and an unencumbered RN license. For the final semester practicum, RN licensure is needed in the state where the practicum will take place. Applicants must pass a background check and drug screen.

The GRE is NOT required for admission to the MS Program.

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Outside the College of Health Sciences


Online Learning At UW

The University of Wyoming presents an extensive array of fully-online and hybrid programs, alongside the online M.S. in Nursing. These virtual programs are equivalent to in-person options concerning educational benchmarks and official recognition. Acknowledging the unique needs of online students, we provide a variety of academic and student resources crafted to bolster your achievements throughout your UW experience and beyond graduation.


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What Can You Do With an M.S. in Nursing?

Maybe you want to become a nurse educator or nurse leader. Maybe you want to move a step closer to a doctoral degree. No matter your goals, an MS in nursing introduces you to a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about developing their careers and leadership skills.


Advanced Nursing Careers

  • Nursing Educator
  • Nurse Manager


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Here are just a few places where University of Wyoming nursing alumni have made a difference:

  • Wyoming Health Council
  • Laramie Reproductive Health
  • Everside Health
  • University of Wyoming
  • Host Healthcare, Inc.
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program Highlights

The Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming is committed to maintaining the highest standards in all aspects of its academic responsibilities. We’ve created an environment where healthcare professionals not only increase their breadth of knowledge but also have the opportunity to become part of an ambitious, caring community. Students come to campus one time for orientation at the beginning of the first semester.

Here are just a few more reasons to consider getting your MS in Nursing at UW:

100% Online Degree

The faculty at the School of Nursing understands that the MS in nursing program serves a multitude of individuals. Several of our students are currently working as nurses and are returning to university with much busier lives. We’ve structured the program to be a fully online, part-time effort that’s paced in a manner that allows you to continue working and living your life. Furthering your career doesn’t need to complicate your life or add undue stress. We do encourage students to cut back on work or other obligations while in the program.


Students complete a capstone project with the supervision of faculty and a mentor near the end of their program. The success of a capstone project is dependent on early planning between the student, mentor and faculty member. This course provides students with the opportunity to analyze a problem in nursing, apply theory to clients in a clinical setting, or pursue a project of interest under the guidance of a mentor and faculty member.


I’ve been most surprised about connections I’ve made with peers in the MS program as well as instructors. ‘Surprising’ because it is an online program but often feels like we are all in a classroom together exchanging thoughts and ideas.

- Colleen Lang, MS in Nursing ‘19

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College of Health Sciences

Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

Department 3065, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4312