MSN: Nursing and Healthcare Administration

About the MSN in Nursing and Healthcare Administration at Loyola

The MSN in Nursing and Health Care Administration program prepares you with the skills necessary to succeed in nursing and health care leadership and improve patient care and health care delivery systems.

As a graduate of Loyola's online MSN program, you will be poised to assume leadership roles in today’s complex health care arena with expertise in budgets, health care policy and regulations, and management best practices.

Program Structure

The program is offered in a hybrid learning format that combines online coursework with an on-campus immersion experience in the spring semester at the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood. The immersion experience will incorporate seminars and presentations. 

Why Choose Loyola for Your Online MSN Health Care Administration Degree?

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is educating the next generation of nursing leaders with the clinical and administrative skills to shape the nursing profession and improve the overall delivery of health care to individuals and communities.

An emphasis on values

Loyola’s MSN in nursing is a values-based program that focuses on the integration of ethics and social justice into the management and leadership of health care systems, teams, and patient care.

You will learn from full-time and adjunct faculty with extensive backgrounds in leading health care organizations and who use their experience to enrich the program coursework and provide student mentorship opportunities.

You will be able to leverage Loyola's extensive relationships with health care providers and organizations to get access to valuable mentorship, career, and internship opportunities.

All our practicums are designed by faculty members who will help you secure your clinical site placements. The practicum experience for the MSN in Nursing and Healthcare Administration degree can be completed in your geographical area, making it accessible and convenient.

Around the world, Loyola nurses are recognized for their leadership, exceptional knowledge, and overall commitment to patient-centered care.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the MSN: Nursing and Healthcare Administration program.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the MSN: Nursing and Healthcare Administration program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide MSN: Nursing and Healthcare Administration learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the MSN: Nursing and Healthcare Administration totals $46410.00, or 39 credit hours at a cost of $1,190.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

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Information about scholarships can be found on the Financial Aid Office website.

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The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing offers graduate open houses, information sessions, individual appointments, open Zoom and text sessions, and a multitude of other ways to get to know us better.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the MSN: Nursing and Healthcare Administration are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Fall: July 1
Spring: December 1

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the MSN: Nursing and Healthcare Administration include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • 3.0 Minimum GPA

  • Licensure

  • Resume/CV

  • Statement of Purpose

Prerequisite Standing Requirements

Applicants must hold a BSN degree (at a minimum).

Statement of Purpose Details

Explain your rationale for choosing to pursue an MSN. Why is Loyola's MSN program a good fit with your interests? How has your previous work experience and professional interests prepared you to be successful in the Loyola MSN program? Describe how your future goals align with earning and MSN degree.

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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