"The instructor/student ratio was small and really enhanced my learning and provided close attention. The cohort structure provided additional support and camaraderie as we progressed through the program together. I would highly recommend IUP's graduate program to others."
—Amy Biddle, MS in Nursing

Fully Realize Your Nursing Career Potential

As a nurse, you are constantly striving to improve. That's why the master's and doctoral programs were created. These programs prepare you for advanced-practice nursing roles as an administrator or educator.

Nurses who join these programs are often ready to broaden their horizons and increase their depth of responsibility and authority.

Whatever your focus, the IUP graduate nursing program will take you to new levels of achievement and new leadership opportunities with the help of state-of-the-art labs and numerous online courses.

Online MS in Nursing, Administration Track or Education Track

This two-track program will prepare you for advanced-practice nursing roles as a nurse educator or nurse administrator. The program serves as a foundation for doctoral study as well.

The Nursing Administration track prepares you to assume a leadership position in a variety of healthcare settings. The Nursing Education track gives you the qualifications to teach the next generation of nurses in academic programs or to work as a staff development nurse in a healthcare setting. The master's degree program in nursing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


PhD in Nursing

This doctorate program is a requisite if you have your mind set on a teaching career in higher education. You'll learn the most effective pedagogical practices and faculty development methods while conducting cutting-edge research necessary for advancement.

Nursing, DNP to PhD

Our unique Nursing DNP to PhD program prepares you for a career as a professor of nursing in various academic settings, including colleges and universities, and is perfect for nurses who already have a DNP and wish to obtain tenure-track faculty positions within a university setting.

Nursing, Simulation, and Technology Certificate of Recognition

This 18-credit Simulation and Technology Certificate of Recognition prepares nurses and faculty for roles in clinical practice and education, including those teaching in licensed practical nurse (LPN), pre-licensure registered nurse (RN), graduate nursing, and staff development settings.

Want to Try Our Programs Out?

Consider our one-course-only option. This option will allow you more time to consider applying while "trying out" our graduate program.

The IUP Difference

Cutting-edge technology. IUP is rich in resources. New simulation labs and other technologies give you every advantage in the areas of nursing education and administration.

The IUP nursing faculty. IUP's faculty has a long and proud heritage. This large and diverse faculty brings a broad range of expertise to the classroom, and all are committed to making sure you succeed.

Flexibility that works for you. Take master's degree classes part-time, including online courses, or consider our Pittsburgh East site to maintain a flexible schedule that works for you.