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A master of science in nursing (MSN) is the best degree option for professional nurses on the management, research, administration, or teaching path. While a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree can open the door to some advancement opportunities, an MSN degree is highly desired by hospitals, universities, and research institutes seeking skilled administrators, educators, and managers. MSN programs, which typically take 18-24 months to complete, are usually offered at top-tier colleges and universities.

Upon completion of a master of science in nursing program, graduates have the credentials to seek employment as a nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse manager, nursing home administrator, or nurse educator. Graduates can expect an excellent employment outlook for these positions. Projected employment growth nationwide for the 2012-2022 decade is 21% for nurse managers and administrators and 31% for nurse midwives, practitioners, and anesthetists.

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MSN graduates can also anticipate very attractive compensation when they join the workforce, particularly in the state of Texas. The average annual salary for nurse managers and administrators is $88,500 nationwide and an impressive $96,620 in the state of Texas. The average annual salary for nurse midwives, practitioners, and anesthetists as a group is $96,460 nationwide. In Texas, the average annual salary increases to $97,970 for nurse midwives, $101,490 for nurse practitioners, and $162,090 for nurse anesthetists.

Below is a list of accredited Texas schools that offer some of the state’s best master of science in nursing programs. For your convenience, we’ve ordered the list by major metropolitan area.

Featured Schools

Amarillo

West Texas A&M University
2501 Fourth Avenue | Canyon, Texas 79016
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
West Texas A&M University 2501 Fourth Avenue
Canyon, Texas 79016
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Austin

Concordia University Texas
11400 Concordia University Drive | Austin, Texas 78726
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at Austin
2400 Inner Campus Drive | Austin, Texas 78712
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Concordia University Texas 11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, Texas 78726
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at Austin 2400 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, Texas 78712
  • Direct Entry MSN
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Beaumont / Port Arthur area

Lamar University
4400 South Martin Luther King Jr Parkway | Beaumont, Texas 77705
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Lamar University 4400 South Martin Luther King Jr Parkway
Beaumont, Texas 77705
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive | Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex

Baylor University
333 North Washington Avenue | Dallas, Texas 75246
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Texas Christian University
2800 South University Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76129
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Texas Wesleyan University
1201 Wesleyan Street | Fort Worth, Texas 76105
  • Master of Health Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Texas Woman's University
304 Administration Drive | Denton, Texas 76201
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at Arlington
701 South Nedderman Drive | Arlington, Texas 76013
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Baylor University 333 North Washington Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75246
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Texas Christian University 2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Texas Wesleyan University 1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76105
  • Master of Health Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Texas Woman's University 304 Administration Drive
Denton, Texas 76201
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at Arlington 701 South Nedderman Drive
Arlington, Texas 76013
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion

El Paso

University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Avenue | El Paso, Texas 79968
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School Address Programs offered
University of Texas at El Paso 500 West University Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79968
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Greater Houston metro area

Prairie View A&M University
State Loop 1098 & University Drive | Prairie View, Texas 77446
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of Houston
14000 University Boulevard | Sugar Land, Texas 77479
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin Street | Houston, Texas 77030
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
301 University Boulevard | Galveston, Texas 77555
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School Address Programs offered
Prairie View A&M University State Loop 1098 & University Drive
Prairie View, Texas 77446
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of Houston 14000 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 7000 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Laredo

Texas A&M International University
5201 University Boulevard | Laredo, Texas 78041
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School Address Programs offered
Texas A&M International University 5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Lubbock

Lubbock Christian University
5601 19th Street | Lubbock, Texas 79407
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 Fourth Street | Lubbock, Texas 79430
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School Address Programs offered
Lubbock Christian University 5601 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79407
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 3601 Fourth Street
Lubbock, Texas 79430
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse-Midwifery
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing

McAllen / Edinburg / Mission area

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
1201 West University Drive | Edinburg, Texas 78539
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School Address Programs offered
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, Texas 78539
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing

San Antonio

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
8400 Datapoint Drive | San Antonio, Texas 78229
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive | San Antonio, Texas 78229
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway | San Antonio, Texas 78209
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Wayland Baptist University
11550 North Interstate 35 | San Antonio, Texas 78233
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School Address Programs offered
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions 8400 Datapoint Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of the Incarnate Word 4301 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Wayland Baptist University 11550 North Interstate 35
San Antonio, Texas 78233
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Other Texas cities

Abilene Christian University
1600 Campus Court | Abilene, Texas 79699
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Angelo State University
2601 West Avenue N | San Angelo, Texas 76909
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Midwestern State University
3410 Taft Boulevard | Wichita Falls, Texas 76308
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
2149 Hickory Street | Abilene, Texas 79601
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Tarleton State University
1333 West Washington Street | Stephenville, Texas 76401
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Texas A&M University - Texarkana
7101 University Avenue | Texarkana, Texas 75503
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
8441 State Highway 47, Suite 3100 | Bryan, Texas 77807
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Boulevard | Tyler, Texas 75799
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School Address Programs offered
Abilene Christian University 1600 Campus Court
Abilene, Texas 79699
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Angelo State University 2601 West Avenue N
San Angelo, Texas 76909
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Midwestern State University 3410 Taft Boulevard
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing 2149 Hickory Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Tarleton State University 1333 West Washington Street
Stephenville, Texas 76401
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Texas A&M University - Texarkana 7101 University Avenue
Texarkana, Texas 75503
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Texas A&M University Health Science Center 8441 State Highway 47, Suite 3100
Bryan, Texas 77807
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Texas at Tyler 3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
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