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The Post Baccalaureate RN MS Program offers registered nurses holding an associate degree or diploma from a nationally accredited program and an earned bachelor’s in another field an opportunity to obtain a Master of Science degree with a major in nursing. 

Specialty tracks include:

  • Advanced Practice
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Administration

Students complete 10-15 semester hours of undergraduate coursework and 10-13 hours of graduate course work before progressing to unconditional admission to the graduate program. This program reduces the number of baccalaureate hours by 12 (4-5 courses dependent on the Master’s track selected). Students do not receive a Bachelor of Science degree. This program allows the student to begin the Master’s Program after 2 semesters with 10-13 graduate hours completed. Depending on the master’s specialty chosen, the master’s degree can be completed in an additional 3-6 semesters of full-time study. Students may elect to complete the program on a part-time basis.

Before You Apply

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Graduate Application to TWU online at A nonrefundable application fee of $50 is required and can be paid online through or in person at Office of the Bursar. Specify that you are applying for the RN to MS Post Bacc Program (major code 55223), desired date of entry, and indicate your preference for Denton, Dallas or Houston. Do not specify a practitioner track, etc. at this time.
  2. Mail the completed Post Baccalaureate RN MS Program Application [pdf] to the campus or center where you want to be considered (Denton Campus, Dallas Center, Houston Center) and for the semester which you are seeking admission. The College of Nursing addresses are located on the bottom of the application. There is no application fee to the College of Nursing for registered nurses.
  3. Submit the following application materials to the address below:
    • Official transcripts for each college and university attended
    • GRE (verbal and quantitative scores) or MAT scores

      Office of Admissions Processing
      Texas Woman's University
      P.O. Box 425649
      Denton, TX 76204

  4. International student admissions are processed by the International Education Office.


  • May 1 for Fall semester entry
  • September 15 for Spring semester entry
  • February 1 for Summer semester entry

All applications and application materials should be submitted as far in advance as possible. Your file for admission will not be processed until the Office of Admissions Processing receives all information.

Student Handbook

Students should be familiar with the policies and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook. [pdf]


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