MSN-MAGELIN Graduates Work in Clinical Areas, Leadership Roles, or They Pursue an Advanced Practice Degree in Nursing.

91.89% 2023 NCLEX Pass Rates
100% School of Health Sciences 2-Year Career Outcomes Rate
100 Years of Quality Nursing Education

MSN-MAGELIN is an accelerated pre-licensure entry-level master’s degree program that is completed in four consecutive semesters.

  • It offers the shortest path for college graduates who want to enter the field of nursing.
  • Students earn a master’s degree and are ready to enter the nursing profession as a generalist.
  • The courses emphasize patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, research, leadership in health care and theoretical perspectives.
  • Students acquire nursing skills in a state-of-the-art, high-fidelity  human simulation lab and nursing learning lab.
  • Nursing faculty at the Mount are dedicated to your success.

MAGELIN Virtual Information Session on June 6th at 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Now offering a part-time MSN-MAGELIN program!

The new MSN-MAGELIN part-time program is 8 semesters, 6-9 credit hours per semester.


Click to view the MSN-MAGELIN Program Models:

Current full-time program model, new full-time program model, and new part-time program model

MSN-MAGELIN at the Mount

  Admission Criteria

“To be considered for admission to the MSN-MAGELIN program, students must complete a graduate application, submit a one- to two- page typewritten essay with reasons for seeking the degree including professional goals, complete the prerequisite course table form, complete an interview with the Program Director, designee, or selection committee, and meet the criteria below:


1. Possess a non-nursing baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  An official transcript from a regionally accredited institution verifying the degree must be submitted directly from the institution attended to NursingCAS following the instructions in your application.


2. Have earned cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher, computed on the undergraduate degree courses or a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 on the six prerequisite courses (no prerequisite course can be below a C and the student may take a prerequisite course no more than two times). The GRE is not accepted.


3. Have completed the following courses with a "C" or higher prior to the first MSN-MAGELIN course: Proficiency tests are available for some of the prerequisite courses.

-Human Anatomy and Physiology I (within 5 years of program entry)
-Human Anatomy and Physiology II (within 5 years of program entry)
-Pathophysiology (within 5 years of program entry)
-Introduction to Statistics

1. Complete a satisfactory criminal background check & FBI/BBCI fingerprinting prior to first MSN-MAGELIN class.


2. Meet all clinical health requirements prior to first MSN-MAGELIN class. (Exception: The third hepatitis B immunization must be completed a minimum of two weeks prior to NUR 501C clinical orientation)


3. Hold a valid healthcare provider CPR (adult, child, infant with AED) through the American Heart Association or American Red Cross.  Certification must remain valid throughout the entire program.


4. Applicants whose native language is other than English must demonstrate an established level of English proficiency by taking the internet based TOEFL (iBT) and have a minimum cumulative score of 90 with minimum individual scores of 26 in speaking, 22 in listening, 20 in writing, 22 in reading.  Only official scores will be accepted and the testing must be within two years of application to the program.”

  Program Format

The program spans four consecutive semesters and students enroll in 15-17 credit hours each semester. The courses are primarily offered in the daytime format; however, some evening and Saturday clinicals are offered. Students can be conditionally accepted into the program while working on prerequisite courses. Prerequisite courses need to be completed before the program cohort begins. MSN-MAGELIN has rolling admission. Applications are taken until 4 weeks before the cohort start date or the cohort is at capacity. Cohorts begin in January, May and August.

Students will take a variety of courses related to clinical content, clinical practice, professional roles, research, leadership and health care policy. During the final phase of the program, students complete a preceptorship working one-on-one with a registered nurse for 144 hours.

  Program Facilities

Click below to view our Nursing Skills Lab and other facilities and equipment at MSJ. 



Mount St. Joseph University is authorized to offer nursing degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctorate levels by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The University receives its regional accreditation from:






The Higher Learning Commission 
     230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
     Chicago, IL 60604

To learn more, contact: Higher Learning Commission.
Copies of the University’s accreditation can be obtained through the Office of the President.


Click here to view State Boards of Nursing Licensure Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Magelin pre-licensure programs at Mount St. Joseph University are approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (Certificate of Approval)* Ohio Board of Nursing 17 South High Street Suite 400 Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410 614-466-3947 FAX: 614-466-0388

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree programs in nursing (MSN-MAGELIN and post-licensure MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Mount St. Joseph are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 

MSN-MAGELIN Scholarships and Grants

Interested to find out what scholarships and grants are available through the MSN-MAGELIN program at the Mount?

Click here to find out more information.

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*If you are applying for the Summer 2024 program and beyond please apply through the CAS link

Click below to view our Nursing Skills Lab and other facilities and equipment at MSJ.

Launch Aquinas Hall - Nursing Skill Labs




Stay up to date with the most recent nursing program news and events; visit the department of nursing page.

Our Scholarships, Grants, and Loans webpage provides valuable information and tools for helping you learn about college financial aid.

Additional resources


Frequently Asked Questions about the MAGELIN program at Mount St. Joseph University
Graduate Admission Counselor Directory
Visit here to meet our team of graduate admission counselors.
FLYER - MAGELIN Course EquivalenciesPrerequisite courses for the MAGELIN, as well as their equivalencies at other area colleges and universities, are listed in this document.
MAGELIN Prerequisite CoursesChart for listing required courses needed for MAGELIN program
2023-2024 Graduate Rate Sheet
View a complete listing of tuition, fees, and other costs associated with graduate study at the University.
Graduate Degree Employment Survey Data2018 Statistics about employment rates of those who earned a Graduate Degree at the Mount, and places of employment.
Program Requirements