Master's Degrees

If you are ready to take the next step in your nursing career, Ball State's master's program will prepare you for an advanced professional role. The program has two distinct tracks: leadership (educator or administrator) and advanced practice nurse practitioner (family). Depending on which track you choose, you will graduate with the knowledge and skills you need to begin advanced practice as a nurse practitioner, as an educator or as an administrator.

We're committed to the success of our students both in their professional practice and educational endeavors. Because we know you lead a busy life, we've designed a program to provide flexibility. The master's program is offered completely online and can be pursued through part-time study. You arrange clinical experiences right in your own community and use an outside specialist (preceptor) in your area of study who will provide supervised experience. You'll have up to 6 years to complete your degree.

Admission into the master’s nursing program is competitive. Meeting or exceeding the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Complete applications include:

  • Admission to the Graduate School*

  • Completed School of Nursing application and supplemental materials

*Submitting an application does not guarantee admittance into any program.  

Master's Program 

R.N. to M.S. Option 

Nursing Training 




Effective January 1, 2011, new applications for the Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) track in the master's program are suspended.
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