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Undeclared (MSN)

MSN Undeclared Recorded Virtual Open House

Drexel University’s accredited MSN online undeclared program option is designed to prepare nurses for leadership nursing positions in the rapidly growing and evolving healthcare landscape. With so many options available today, we understand selecting the right MSN concentration may be challenging. That is why we have designed a flexible online MSN option that allows you to take the five core MSN courses before selecting your concentration. This gives you the opportunity to explore your interests and ultimate career goals, while still progressing toward your MSN degree. Upon completion of the five core MSN courses, you will be able to seamlessly continue your MSN journey in one of our four concentrations: Clinical Nurse Leader, Leadership in Health Systems Management, Nursing Education, or Quality, Safety, and Risk Management in Healthcare.

What is an MSN Program?

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an advanced-level degree that prepares registered nurses to enter positions in management, administration, and education. The degree may focus on one or more advanced nursing specialties such as nursing education, nursing leadership, clinical nurse leader, acute care, or primary care.

Online Master’s in Nursing (MSN) Program Features

  • The master's degree in nursing at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Consistently ranked among the best online Master's in Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • Experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • A highly-interactive learning method that challenges and engages while remaining convenient for working nurses
  • Flexible scheduling of clinical practicum in a variety of settings
  • Three-year tuition lock for those who complete the program within three years

Concentrations for the Online MSN Program

Drexel’s nurse practitioner programs are not available to undeclared MSN students. However, upon completion of an MSN advanced role program, you will have the option to apply for a post-master’s certificate in one of the nurse practitioner tracks.



Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE.
    • Nurses with a non-nursing bachelor's may consider applying for the RN-BSN-MSN program to earn both a BSN and MSN concurrently, or apply to the RN to MSN Bridge Program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • If your GPA is lower, you're still encouraged to apply, but should ensure that relevant professional experience is included on your resume. You must also provide two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study.
  • A current, unrestricted United States RN license


August 28, 2023

Required Documents

With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Personal statement (under 1,000 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:  
    • Why you are pursuing your MSN,
    • Your plans upon completion of the degree, and
    • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program
  • Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
  • A copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)
  • Additional requirements for International Students
This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits. Use our quarter to semester credit converter to calculate the difference.

What will earning an MSN do for my career?

An MSN degree provides you with graduate-level education designed to prepare you for leadership opportunities within many different types of healthcare environments. From health system management, clinical nurse leadership, nursing education, and quality, safety, and risk management, Drexel offers a diverse portfolio of online MSN programs that will prepare you for the next step in your career.

What kinds of jobs can you get with an online MSN degree?

  • Unit Manager
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Director of Nursing
  • Nurse Educator
  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Clinical Trials Manager

How much does a nurse with a MSN make per year?

Currently, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not provide salary statistics for all MSN categories. Most MSN specialties are contained within the registered nurse category. The median annual wage for registered nurses was $70,000 in May 2017.

Upon review of popular salary sites, such as, we can estimate the median nursing salaries for the MSN categories listed below. Please note that salaries vary by geographic region.