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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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Supportive, Expert Faculty

Why Earn an Online MSN from Carlow University?

Earning a CCNE-accredited online MSN degree from Carlow will prepare you to be a changemaker in a variety of roles in education, leadership and business. The robust curriculum challenges you to contribute to the quality and safety of healthcare through the heritage and values of the Sisters of Mercy.

Our supportive faculty help students excel as compassionate, responsible leaders. Carlow nursing graduates are ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges of today’s healthcare field through education of future nurses, management of staff or intellectual endeavors.

Accreditation and Awards

Carlow University’s nursing and dual degree programs are accredited and recognized by leading organizations.

  • CCNE-Accredited
  • Yellow Ribbon School
  • Military Friendly®

Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree (MSN – MBA)

Become an ethical and impactful leader in nursing with an MSN – MBA dual degree. Graduate with two degrees within three years.

  • Duration: Complete two degrees in 36 months.
  • Total Credits: Earn two degrees with as few as 60 total credits.
  • Courses: Online classes start three times a year.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Education and Leadership

A CCNE-accredited online MSN in Nursing Education and Leadership degree prepares you to be a changemaker in both nursing education and nursing leadership.

  • Duration: Complete your master’s degree in as little as 15 months.
  • Total Credits: Earn your master’s degree in 33 credits.
  • Courses: Online classes start three times a year.

Succeed with a Unique Online Experience


Carlow’s online programs offer the ultimate flexibility through courses that fit into your schedule, coursework that aligns with your passions and concentrations tailored to your interests.

Expert Faculty

Each instructor brings diverse experiences to the classroom to provide a more well-rounded, multi-perspective, ethical view of the world.


Our diverse community welcomes and empowers. We work to help you achieve success on your terms through a tight-knit community of accessible instructors and fellow students who support their peers.

Student Resources

Our helpful advisers work hard to help you navigate our transfer credit policies and financial aid. We also offer technology support and the Center for Academic Achievement, which offers academic coaches and other resources to enable your success.

About Carlow University

Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929, Carlow’s curricula and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice, along with ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership and service to the community. Rooted in its Catholic identity and embodying the heritage and values of the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow offers educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners. Transformational coursework and experiences at Carlow empower learners to excel in their chosen work as compassionate, responsible leaders in the creation of a just and merciful world.