Master of Science in Nursing Degree - Thesis-Based

The Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) thesis-based stream is a full-time program. Students will complete the program in 2 years (six semesters).

Download Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) Program Curriculum Structure - THESIS-BASED

Admission Requirements:

  • All general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research admission requirements are applicable.
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent which includes physical assessment, and courses in research and statistics. Consideration may be given to nurse applicants holding degrees in other cognate disciplines.
  • Applicants must have maintained a minimum 70% average in the last two years of their undergraduate nursing program.
  • Applicants must have current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario with no practice restrictions.
  • Three Faculty of Nursing confidential reports must be completed by academic/professional referees, with at least one from an academic who has taught the applicant and one from a recent employment supervisor.
  • An "Applicant Profile" must be completed, which includes a section addressing goals in seeking graduate education (study plan/research interest).
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must submit certification of English proficiency as follows:
  • IELTS - Minimum score: 7.0; or,
  • Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN): Minimum scores: Writing - 7; Speaking - 8; Listening - 10; Reading - 8.
  • Applications for admission with required documents must be submitted by February 1.
  • An interview may be required.

How to apply:

Please read/review the application instructions and download the appropriate forms prior to applying. Prospective students must apply via the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Graduate Studies.  All portions of the application package with required documents must be received by February 1.

Please read  Tips for Strengthening Your Graduate Application for help with your application.

Tuition Information:

Please refer to Master's candidate year base tuition as well as Compulsory Incidentals.

Other Resources and Information:

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Contact Information:

Suneeta Singh
Graduate Secretary
Faculty of Nursing 
519.253.3000, x2260

Dr. Kathy Pfaff
Associate Dean, Faculty of Nursing Graduate Programs and Research
519.253.3000 x4977