Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Nurse Practitioner Programs

Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs

Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Infection Prevention

Health Systems Management 


The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, part of Loyola's Health Sciences Division, offers a wide range of degree programs including undergraduate, graduate, and dietetics programs. Graduate programs include the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); Master of Science in Dietetics; Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a focus in Nursing.

Choosing the Right Program 

ProgramDesigned forLevelOutcomes
Master of Science in Nursing with Specialty Tracks Students with a BSN and RN License
To become a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or earning an advanced nursing degree
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Students with a MSN degree. Students seeking the Population-based Infection Prevention & Environmental Safety (PIPES) DNP track may enter as post-BSN. Graduate To prepare nurses for the highest level of advanced nursing practice or management in complex healthcare organizations and the community.
PhD Students with a BSN and Advanced Practice degree in Nursing Graduate Students interested in becoming nursing scholars or researchers
Certificate Programs Post-baccalaureate nurses and other health professions Graduate Students interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in practice areas and expanding career options
Dietetic Internship Programs


Admission and Application

Graduate Admission
Graduate Scholarships
Graduate Tuition
Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: The United States Department of Education requires that any institution offering distance education programs to students outside of its home state must acquire authorization from the states in which students reside.  Please visit Loyola's State Authorization page for a comprehensive list of Loyola's authorization status in all states plus the District of Columbia.

Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) students complete the MSN program and are prepared to sit for a national certification exam. Prospective students should determine appropriate certification required to practice in his/her respective state as licensure requirements vary.