26 Cheap Online MSNS in Nurse Practitioner 2020

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This is a list of the 26 most affordable online MSNs in nurse practitioner that are available online in the United States. We compiled this with data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator Website. All hourly tuition data is from individual schools’ websites. These 26 economical master’s of science in nursing – nurse practitioner are available online and ranked according to hourly tuition rate from least to most expensive.

Rank School Location
1 Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, TX
2 University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO
3 Georgia College and State University Milledgeville, GA
4 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
5 University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
6 Briar Cliff University Sioux City, IA
7 University of South Carolina Columbia, SC
8 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
9 Cedarville University Cedarville, OH
10 Saint Joseph's College Philadelphia, PA
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  1. Midwestern State University
    Location

    Wichita Falls, TX

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Midwestern State University has an online master of science in nursing - psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree that is a 48 credit hour program including coursework in advanced pharmacotherapeutics and population health. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the program asks that you have a BSN from an accredited program and a GPA of 3.0 or better over your last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. Midwestern State University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $213.85 per credit hour regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  2. University of Central Missouri
    Location

    Warrensburg, MO

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Central Missouri has an online master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner degree that is a 44 credit hour program that includes studies on the topics of family/population health and health care advocacy. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, the program requires that students pass a criminal background check prior to beginning the program. The University of Central Missouri offers an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $348.50 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  3. Georgia College and State University
    Location

    Milledgeville, GA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Georgia College and State University has an online master of science in nursing-family nurse practitioner degree that is a 40 credit hour program that includes coursework in applied pharmacology and primary care of adults. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, clinical hours for the program must be completed in the state of Georgia. Georgia College and State University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $373 per credit hour for this program, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  4. University of North Dakota
    Location

    Grand Forks, ND

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of North Dakota has an online master of science in nursing with a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner track degree that is a 52 credit hour program including coursework in advanced practice skills and ethical reasoning skills. With a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1, the program requires a statement of goals and a copy of your nursing license as part of the admissions packet. The University of North Dakota charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $404.06 per credit hour for this program, regardless of residency. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  5. University of Texas at El Paso
    Location

    El Paso, TX

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Texas at El Paso has an online master of science in nursing-family nurse practitioner degree that is a 49 credit hour program that includes studies in research appraisal and nursing processes. With a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1, the program requires transcripts and a statement of purpose among the admissions packet. The University of Texas at El Paso charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $450 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

    #6 - Briar Cliff University

  6. Briar Cliff University
    Location

    Sioux City, IA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Briar Cliff University has an online master of science in nursing: nurse practitioner degree that is a 49-51 credit hour program offering two specializations: family nurse practitioner and adult/gerontology nurse practitioner. With a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1, the program requires undergraduate coursework in these areas: physical assessment; nursing research; ethics; and statistics. Briar Cliff University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $510 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    #7 - University of South Carolina

  7. University of South Carolina
    Location

    Columbia, SC

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of South Carolina has an online master of science in nursing, adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner degree that is a 40 credit hour program that can be completed in as few as six semesters. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the program is looking for applicants with a cumulative 3.0 GPA in their bachelor of science in nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning. The University of South Carolina charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $568.75 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  8. Northern Arizona University
    Location

    Flagstaff, AZ

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Northern Arizona University has an online master of science in nursing-family nurse practitioner degree that is a 48 credit hour program including coursework in theoretical foundations and family nursing theory. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the program asks for applicants to have a 3.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale. Northern Arizona University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $575 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  9. Cedarville University
    Location

    Cedarville, OH

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Cedarville University has an online master of science in nursing-family nurse practitioner degree that is a 44 credit hour program that includes coursework in direct care and applied scholarship. With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, admission requirements for the program include a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and a recommendation form filled out by a professional contact and a Christian leader. Cedarville University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $599 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

  10. Saint Joseph's College
    Location

    Philadelphia, PA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Saint Joseph's College has an online master of science in nursing degree that is a 48 credit hour program that offers two nurse practitioner specializations: adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner and family/individual across the lifespan nurse practitioner. With a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1, the program requires a BSN from an accredited institution and an active and unrestricted RN license in the US. Saint Joseph's College charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $624 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

  11. Angelo State University
    Location

    San Angelo, TX

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Angelo State University has an online master of science in nursing-family nurse practitioner degree that is a 49 credit hour program that includes coursework in pharmacotherapeutics and advanced health assessment. With a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1, the program is open to those with three letters of reference and a 500-word essay. Angelo State University charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $635.23 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  12. University of Nevada Las Vegas
    Location

    Las Vegas, NV

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Nevada Las Vegas has an online master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner degree that is a 46 credit hour program including coursework in informatics and advanced pharmacology. With a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1, the program asks for submission of 2 letters of recommendation and a current resume or CV as part of the application packet. The University of Nevada Las Vegas charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $637 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

  13. West Texas A&M University
    Location

    Canyon, TX

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    West Texas A&M University has an online master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner degree that is a 49 credit hour program including coursework in theories for nursing and nursing research. With a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1, the application process for the program includes submission of a resume and a phone interview with a designee of the graduate nursing program. West Texas A&M University charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $637.03 per credit hour, after the waiver. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  14. Indiana Wesleyan University
    Location

    Marion, IN

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Indiana Wesleyan University has an online master of science in psychiatric mental health degree that is a 49 credit hour program that includes coursework in evidence-based communication and advanced pathophysiology. With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, the program reserves the right to call for GRE scores or a faculty interview as part of the admissions process. Indiana Wesleyan University charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $650 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  15. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
    Location

    Corpus Christi, TX

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has an online master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner degree that is a 49 credit hour program that includes coursework in diverse care environments and finance for the nurse practitioner. With a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1, the program requires submission of three letters of reference forms and a copy of a current, unencumbered Texas Nursing License. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi charges an online, out of state, full-time, graduate tuition rate of $669.82 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  16. Texas Woman's University
    Location

    Denton, TX

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Texas Woman's University has an online master of science in nursing degree that is a 46 credit hour program offering the following specializations: adult-gerontology acute care; adult-gerontology; family; pediatric; and women's health. With a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, the program requires unencumbered professional license to practice nursing in Texas and current required immunizations. Texas Woman's University charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $684.50 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  17. McNeese State University
    Location

    Lake Charles, LA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    McNeese State University has an online master of science in nursing, psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner concentration degree that is a 48 credit hour program that includes coursework in theoretical foundations of advanced nursing and population-based primary care. With a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1, the program requires a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. McNeese State University charges an online, out of state, graduate full-time tuition rate of $739.20 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  18. Western Carolina University
    Location

    Cullowhee, NC

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Western Carolina University has an online master of science in nursing with a family nurse practitioner option degree that is a 51-52 credit hour program including coursework in scientific inquiry and information literacy. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the program is looking for applicants with a 3.0 or better GPA across the last 60 hours of university coursework. Western Carolina University charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $756.52 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  19. University of Texas-Tyler
    Location

    Tyler, TX

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Texas-Tyler has an online master of science, family nurse practitioner degree that is a 48 credit hour program including coursework in translational science and organizational system leadership. The application process to the program includes a two-page essay and a YouTube video. The University of Texas-Tyler charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $1,288 for the first credit hour and $773 for each additional credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  20. Maryville University of Saint Louis
    Location

    Saint Louis, MO

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The Maryville University of Saint Louis has an online master of science in nursing degree that is a 41-50 credit hour program with a choice of five specializations: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care; Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner; Adult-Gerontology Acute Care; Psychiatric Mental Health; and Family Nurse Practitioner. With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, the program has multiple start dates a year and does not require a GRE score. The Maryville University of Saint Louis charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $797 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  21. Graceland University
    Location

    Lamoni, IA

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Graceland University has an online master of science in nursing-family nurse practitioner degree that is a 47 credit hour program including coursework in primary care of families and theory in nursing. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the program requires a grade of B or better in all undergraduate nursing coursework. Graceland University offers an online, graduate tuition rate of $797 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

  22. The University of Texas Medical Branch
    Location

    Galveston, TX

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Texas Medical Branch has an online master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner degree that is a 49 credit hour program encompassing studies in the areas of theoretical foundations and diagnostic reasoning. With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, the program asks for a 700-word statement of purpose and does not require a GRE score for admission. The University of Texas Medical Branch charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $799.50 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  23. East Carolina University
    Location

    Greenville, NC

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    East Carolina University has an online master of science in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner specialization degree that is a 42 credit hour program including coursework in advanced nursing synthesis and health assessment for advanced nursing across the lifespan. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, the program will waive the entrance exam requirement for individuals who hold an RNC-NIC certification. East Carolina University charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $877.35 per credit hour. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

  24. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Location

    Oklahoma City, OK

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has an online master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner specialty degree that is a 47 credit hour program that includes coursework in applied principles of pathology and primary health care in the family. With a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1, the program requires a bachelor of science in nursing from an accredited institution and, if requested, a faculty interview. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center charges an online, out of state, graduate tuition rate of $903.20 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  25. Concordia University-Wisconsin
    Location

    Mequon, WI

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    Concordia University-Wisconsin has an online master of science in nursing - nurse practitioner degree that is a 41 credit hour program that includes coursework in advanced pathology across the lifespan and evidence-based nursing practice. With a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1, the program requires that you be an actively practicing nurse and have a current CPR qualification. Concordia University-Wisconsin charges an online, graduate tuition rate of $1,125 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  26. University of Cincinnati
    Location

    Cincinnati, OH

    Tuition

    $$$$$

    The University of Cincinnati has an online master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner degree that is a 50 credit hour program encompassing studies in advanced pathophysiology and health care policy. With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, the program prefers applicants with at least one year of RN experience and a BSN from an accredited institution. The University of Cincinnati charges a flat, full-time, graduate, non-resident tuition rate of $13,105 per term. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.

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