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Graduate Nursing Programs in Texas

Texas has many schools that award graduate degrees in the nursing field. The master's and doctoral programs, including eligibility criteria, at five schools will be covered.

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Students interested in furthering their career with a graduate nursing degree have many options in Texas. Available degrees include Nursing Midwifery and Family Nurse Practitioner, among others.

School Comparison

Graduate tuition rates for these schools start under $10,000 and range up to approximately $33,000.

Institution Location Graduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)*
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX $11,490 (in-state) / $22,178 (out-of-state)
Texas Woman's University Denton, TX $7,072 (in-state) / $14,542 (out-of-state)
Baylor University Waco, TX $32,832
University of St Thomas Houston, TX $21,434
Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX $9,065 (in-state) / $19,585 (out-of-state)

Source: *National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)

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Texas Colleges with Graduate Nursing Programs

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin offers both master's and doctoral nursing degrees. The Master of Science in Nursing is intended for students who are already registered nurses and with a bachelor's level nursing degree or an unrelated bachelor's degree with an associate's level nursing degree or diploma. Students with an unrelated degree can enroll in the Alternate Entry (AE) Master of Science program after meeting prerequisite criteria. The PhD and AE PhD programs are designed for students interested in nursing leadership or faculty roles. The traditional PhD program is for students with a bachelor and/or master's in nursing, while the AE program is for students with degrees in unrelated fields. Students can also pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice. General admissions requirements for all programs include at least a 3.0 GPA and GRE scores within the last five years.

Texas Woman's University

Texas Woman's University also offers both master's and doctoral nursing degrees. Students can choose from the following Master of Science in Nursing degrees: Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Health Systems Management, an online Nursing Education, RN-MS, and post-baccalaureate RN-MS. Doctoral degree options are Nursing Practice, Nursing Science, and Nursing Practice to PhD bridge program. Students can also pursue a post-MS certificate in nursing practitioner, nursing health systems, and nursing education. Potential students need a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credits of their undergraduate degree. The admissions process involves the following:

  • Online application with $50 fee
  • Official transcripts
  • GRE or GMAT test scores

Baylor University

Students can pursue a variety of graduate degrees at Baylor University. The following degrees are offered:

  • Online Master of Science in Nursing and Innovation
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Midwifery
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice U.S. Army Anesthesia Nursing

General eligibility requirements for these programs include a bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA and a current registered nurse license. Prospective students will complete an online application utilizing the Nursing's Centralized Application Service.

University of St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas awards a Doctor of Nursing Practice, which is a 72-credit program. Students will take courses like Financial Management in Health Care and Inter-professional Collaboration as Transformational Nursing Leadership. Students will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA during their coursework and complete the program in 6 years; however, extensions may be requested. The application process includes an online application with official transcripts, resume, personal statement, and three recommendation letters.

Texas A&M University - College Station

Texas A&M University has three online graduate nursing degree programs. Students can pursue a Master of Science in Nursing Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Forensic Nursing. Applicants will need a bachelor's degree in nursing with recommended minimum of 3.0 GPA and hold a current registered nurse license. They will need to submit items like an online application, official transcripts, resume, and three references. Applicants may need to complete an admissions interview if necessary.

Texas schools offer graduate nursing degrees at the master's and doctoral levels. Prospective students are generally expected to have a bachelor's degree, and in some cases, a current registered nurse license.

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