Take the next step in your career


Are you a baccalaureate-prepared nurse who wants to learn to lead and manage a health care team? Enroll in Loyola's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and get one step closer to advancing your career and achieving your goal. At the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, we work with you to accommodate your schedule as a working health care professional. Please note that Loyola will no longer offer the MSN program for NP and CNS tracks after Spring 2021. 


Nurse Practitioner (NP)

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
  • Family NP
  • Women’s Health NP
 *Please note that Loyola will no longer offer the MSN program for NP and CNS tracks after Spring 2021. For more information, contact Glenda Runnels at grunnels@luc.edu

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

  • Adult Gerontology CNS
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care CNS

*Please note that Loyola will no longer offer the MSN program for NP and CNS tracks after Spring 2021.


Nursing & Health Care Administration


Loyola's Nursing & Health Care Administration track teaches the advanced skills and management strategies to help you lead health care teams. Learn more.

Curriculum Overview


Loyola's MSN program is offered in a hybrid learning format with most coursework completed online. Some on-campus experiences are required. Contact your program track director for specific information about on-campus requirements. 

Due to the nature of our clinical affiliation agreement, students cannot participate in clinical rotations at military service based facilities or in Colorado.


Apply today!

For more information about the MSN program please contact gradinfo@luc.edu or 312.915.8900.




2,000 hours of recent nursing experience is required prior to beginning the first practicum in the nursing track to which you are applying.



Fall Term – August 1 (Term begins late August)

Spring Term – December 1 (Term begins mid-January)


Tuition and Financial Aid

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and Loyola's Financial Aid Office are committed to helping students secure the financial resources to make their education at Loyola affordable.




The MSN program at Loyola University Chicago is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.

Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.