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The master of science in nursing (MSN) program is an advanced qualification for nurses to further their careers in specialized fields such as nursing administration, nursing education, and family practice nursing. An MSN-educated nurse can enter high-paying advanced practice roles. For example, Mississippi’s nurse practitioners earn a median annual salary of over $90,000, while its nurse anesthetists receive almost $150,000 in average annual pay. We highlight some of the state’s best MSN programs below.

Mississippi University for Women
Only individuals with a baccalaureate in nursing and at least two years of bedside registered nursing experience are eligible to apply for this school’s MSN program. Accepted students can choose one of three specialized tracks: family nurse practitioner, adult-geriatric nurse practitioner, or psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. Mississippi University for Women offers the lowest tuition among the state’s public universities, just $2,770 annually for in-state students.

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William Carey University
William Carey’s MSN program is unique as it offers both full-time and part-time options. Furthermore, an academic schedule can be specifically tailored to meet the student’s busy schedule and the curriculum’s needs, with a minimum course load of just six hours during a trimester. Popular areas of focus include nursing education and population-focused nursing.

University of Mississippi Medical Center
This nationally ranked school of nursing has eight specialized MSN tracks from which students may choose, ranging from nurse educator to neonatal nurse practitioner. Scholarships are available for enrolled students based on academic performance and/or financial need.

To provide additional detail, below we’ve profiled a full list of MSN programs in Mississippi.

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University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
University of Mississippi Medical Center 2500 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39216
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Other Mississippi cities

Alcorn State University
1000 ASU Drive, Suite 359 | Alcorn State, Mississippi 39096
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Delta State University
1003 West Sunflower Road | Cleveland, Mississippi 38733
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Mississippi University for Women
1100 College Street | Columbus, Mississippi 39701
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive, Suite One | Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
William Carey University
498 Tuscan Avenue | Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Alcorn State University 1000 ASU Drive, Suite 359
Alcorn State, Mississippi 39096
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Delta State University 1003 West Sunflower Road
Cleveland, Mississippi 38733
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Mississippi University for Women 1100 College Street
Columbus, Mississippi 39701
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Drive, Suite One
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
William Carey University 498 Tuscan Avenue
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion