Master of Science in Nursing (MSN-FNP)

The  Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at the University of Michigan-Flint prepares you to become a highly qualified Family Nurse Practitioner. MSN-NP graduates incorporate evidence-based and theoretical knowledge in their provision of exceptional, safe, and quality primary healthcare services to culturally diverse individuals, families, and communities.

Convenient Format
The MSN offers an online format with minimal campus visits. Students have the option to pursue the MSN on a full-time or part-time basis.

Integrated Clinical Experiences
In-depth online courses are integrated to provide valuable hands-on learning so the student becomes part of the real-world healthcare team. Students complete clinical practicums under the close supervision and mentorship of experienced professionals who inspire as well as impart knowledge.

Research Opportunities
MSN faculty members are actively involved in a wide range of relevant research projects with MSN students. Students will have the opportunity to pursue specific research interests while helping improve healthcare services to patients from diverse communities, cultures, and backgrounds.

U-M Resources
As part of the world-renowned University of Michigan community, students will have access to the full academic and research resources at the Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses.

Affordable tuition rates coupled with financial aid options, grants, scholarships, a wide range of loan options, and a recognized UM-degree brand.

100% MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam pass rate for the past two years.

MSN Pathways

In addition to a traditional BSN-to-MSN track, we also offer the following:

The MSN program provides an excellent foundation for students who wish to complete a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Open to masters-level registered nurses who are Certified Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, Clinical Nurse Specialists, or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, UM-Flint’s DNP program further develops your in-demand leadership skills while providing you with a terminal degree in nursing.

Academic Advising

At UM-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to help guide their educational journey. Book an appointment today.

Admission Requirements

The number of individuals admitted into the Master of Science in Nursing program is limited. Students are admitted for the winter semester only.

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Current unencumbered RN license in the United States
  • Three or more credits in college-level Statistics with grade of “C” or better

NOTE: Prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to starting MSN courses.

State Authorization for Online Students
In recent years, the federal government has emphasized the need for universities and colleges to be in compliance with the distance education laws of each individual state. If you are an out-of-state student intending to enroll in an online program, please visit the State Authorization page to verify the status of UM-Flint with your state.

To be considered for admission, submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to or delivered to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library.

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Copy of current RN license (submit either a license verification printout or a photocopy of your license)
  • Supplemental Application Form
  • Professional Goal Statement should be a one-two page typewritten document in APA format, double-spaced. Please include the following:
    • Describe your reasons for pursuing an MSN, your professional plans and career goals and why you want to attend the University of Michigan-Flint. 
    • Outline how your past nursing experiences will prepare you for an advanced nursing degree
    • List any past achievements in nursing including any professional organization memberships or positions, awards, scholarships, nominations, certifications, committee/project work or other accomplishments such as scholarly publications.
    • Please explain your research interests
    • Please detail any special circumstances applicable to your application.
  • Three recommendations are required from any combination of the following sources:
    • Faculty from a recent nursing program
    • A supervisor in an employment setting
    • An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Physician’s Assistant, MD or DO.
  • Phone/in-person interview may be required
  • International students must submit additional documentation. This program is an online program. Students admitted to this program are not eligible to obtain a student visa (F visa). Students with all other visa types are eligible.

Application Deadlines

  • June 1, 2021 for the winter 2022 semester 

Admission applications and all supporting materials must be received by the Office of Graduate Programs by 5 p.m. on the day of the deadline to be considered for admission to the MSN program.

Enrollment Deposit
If you are selected for admission to the MSN program, you will be required to pay a $500 enrollment deposit to reserve your seat. The deadline to pay the deposit will be indicated in your letter of admission.

Campus Orientation
If admitted to the program, you must attend an on-campus orientation before the program begins. The date will be indicated in your letter of admission.


The baccalaureate, master’s, and DNP programs at the University of Michigan-Flint are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.