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M.S. in Nursing: Prospective Students

Contact Information
Plan of Study
Admission Requirements

Contact Information

Kristy Chunta, Ph.D., R.N., ACNS, B.C., C.M.C.
Associate Professor, Master's Program Coordinator
Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
233 Johnson Hall
1010 Oakland Ave.
Indiana, PA 15705-1063
724-357-2408
E-mail: kchunta@iup.edu

Coordinator’s Office Hours for the Semester:

Office hours during the Fall are Monday 1:00–2:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:30 a.m.–noon, and Friday 9:30–11:00 a.m. E-mail KChunta@iup.edu to arrange an appointment.

Typical Plan of Study or Curriculum Plan for Future Cohorts

The curriculum includes 24 credits in graduate Nursing core courses which students in both tracks will complete. Students will also complete an additional 12 credits in specialty courses related to their specific track. Specific Program of Studies Plans are available on this site.

Contact the Masters in Science Nursing Program office at 724-357-7647 or sherry.kelly@iup.edu for additional information on these cohorts.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must have:

  • Successfully completed an accredited nursing program
  • A bachelor’s degree (not necessarily in the field of nursing)
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse
  • A minimum QPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale if your degree has been completed within five years of the application date. If your degree is older than five years, the minimum QPA is a 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Evidence of coursework in statistics and research

A minimum of one year of clinical practice is recommended.

To apply to our master’s program, submit the following items to the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (even if a degree was not obtained from a particular institution)
  • Signed and dated statement of career and academic goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $50 application fee (nonrefundable)
  • GRE scores are not required

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  • Nursing and Allied Health Professions Department
  • Johnson Hall, Room 210
    1010 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2557
  • Allied Health Programs: 724-357-7647
  • Graduate Nursing (MS): 724-357-7647
  • PhD Nursing: 724-357-3269
  • Fax: 724-357-3267
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.