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  1. 1. University of Nevada–Las Vegas

    Las Vegas, NV
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    The University of Nevada–Las Vegas ranked No. 1 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.62 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 89.4% in 2021. The online MSN program offers a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner concentration and a family nurse practitioner concentration.
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  2. 2. The Ohio State University

    Columbus, OH
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    The Ohio State University ranked No. 2 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.5 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 95% in 2021 and students must complete 42 credit hours to graduate. The online MSN program offers concentrations in adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner; adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner; family nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, pediatric primary care nurse practitioner, pediatric acute care nurse practitioner; psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and women’s health nurse practitioner.
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  3. 3. Georgetown University

    Washington, DC
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    Georgetown University ranked No. 3 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation. Last year, students accepted to this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.43. The retention rate for the program was 85% in 2021. The online MSN program offers tracks in women’s health nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, and nurse-midwifery/women’s health nurse practitioner.
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  4. 4. Texas Tech University

    Lubbock, TX
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    Texas Tech University is ranked No. 4 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit two letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.51 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 92.91% in 2021. The online MSN program offers adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, acute care pediatric nurse practitioner, primary care pediatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner tracks,
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  5. 5. Duquesne University

    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Duquesne University ranked No. 5 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit two letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.53. The retention rate for the program was 99% in 2021. This online MSN program offers adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner tracks.
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  6. 6. University of Texas–Arlington

    Carson, CA
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    The University of Texas–Arlington ranked No. 8 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program unless the applicant’s undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.0. Prospective students aren’t required to submit any letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.534 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 76.12% in 2021. This online MSN program offers tracks in adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner; adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner; family nurse practitioner, pediatric primary care nurse practitioner, pediatric acute care nurse practitioner.
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  7. 7. East Carolina University

    Greenville, NC
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    East Carolina University ranked No.10 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.4 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 93% in 2021. This online MSN program offers tracks in neonatal nurse practitioner and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.
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  8. 8. East Tennessee State University

    Arlington, TX
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    East Tennessee State University ranked No. 9 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation. Last year, students accepted to this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.46. The retention rate for the program was 76% in 2021. This online MSN program offers concentrations in psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner.
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  9. 9. Ball State University

    San Angelo, TX
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    Ball State University ranked No. 12 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. The program offers three tracks: nurse educator, family nurse practitioner, and nurse administration. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.4 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 94% in 2021. The online MSN program offers a family nurse practitioner track.
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  10. 10. California State University–Dominguez Hills

    Washington, DC
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    California State University–Dominguez Hills ranked No. 13 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation if they are applying to the family nurse practitioner track. Other tracks don’t require recommendation letters. Last year, students accepted to this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.5. The retention rate for the program was 83% in 2021. The online MSN program offers a family nurse practitioner track.
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  11. 11. Angelo State University

    Baldwin City, KS
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    Angelo State University ranked No. 14 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program on average had a 3.453 undergraduate GPA. The graduation rate for the program was 100% in 2021. The online MSN program offers a family nurse practitioner track.
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  12. 12. King University

    Johnson City, TN
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    King University ranked No. 16 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.5. The retention rate for the program was 85% in 2021. This online MSN program offers a pediatric nurse practitioner track.
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  13. 13. Georgia College & State University

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Georgia College & State University ranked No. 17 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.38 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 65.3% in 2021. This online MSN program offers tracks in family nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and women’s health nurse practitioner. 
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  14. 14. Eastern Kentucky University

    Richmond, KY
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    Eastern Kentucky University ranked No. 20 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.29 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 74% in 2021. This online MSN program offers tracks in family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
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  15. 15. University of Central Missouri

    Las Vegas, NV
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    The University of Central Missouri ranked No. 23 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students aren’t required to submit any letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.63. The retention rate for the program was 81.58% in 2021. The online MSN program offers a family nurse practitioner track.
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  16. 16. University of Missouri–Kansas City

    Kansas City, MO
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    The University of Missouri–Kansas City ranked No. 21 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation. Last year, students accepted to this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.324. The retention rate for the program was 81% in 2021 and students must complete 42 credit hours to graduate. The online MSN program offers concentrations in pediatric nurse practitioner, pediatric acute care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, women’s health nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and adult gerontology nurse practitioner.
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  17. 17. Florida Atlantic University

    Boca Raton, FL
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    Florida Atlantic University ranked No. 18 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit one letter of recommendation. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.4 undergraduate GPA, on average. The graduation rate for students within three years of entering the program was 70% in 2021. This online MSN program offers a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner track.
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  18. 18. Thomas Jefferson University

    Philadelphia, PA
    Thomas Jefferson University ranked No. 25 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit two letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.5 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 98% in 2021 and students must complete 36 credit hours to graduate.
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  19. 19. University of Texas–Tyler

    Tyler, Texas
    The University of Texas–Tyler ranked No. 24 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.441 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 74.8% in 2021 and students must complete 36 credit hours to graduate. The online MSN program offers a family nurse practitioner track and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner track.
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  20. 20. Kent State University

    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Kent State University ranked No. 26 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.4 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 81% in 2021 and students must complete 34 credit hours in this program to graduate. The online MSN program offers tracks psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and women’s health nurse practitioner.
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  21. 21. University of St. Francis

    Greenville, NC
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    The University of St. Francis ranked No. 29 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit two letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.3. The retention rate for the program was 78% in 2021 and students must complete 36 credit hours to graduate.
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  22. 22. University of Louisiana–Monroe

    Lubbock, TX 
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    The University of Louisiana–Monroe ranked No. 28 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program unless the applicant’s undergraduate GPA is lower than 2.8. Prospective students aren’t required to submit any letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.07 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 92% in 2021. The online MSN program offers a family nurse practitioner track.
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  23. 23. Texas A&M International University

    Laredo, TX
    Texas A&M International University ranked No. 27 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 87% in 2021 and students must complete 48 credit hours to graduate. The online MSN program offers a family nurse practitioner track.
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  24. 24. Clayton State University

    Morrow, GA
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    Clayton State University ranked No. 30 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.36. The retention rate for the program was 55% in 2021. The online MSN program offers a family nurse practitioner track.
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  25. 25. Delta State University

    Charlotte, NC
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    Delta State University ranked No. 32 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students aren’t required to submit any letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.46 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 77% in 2021. The online MSN program offers a family nurse practitioner track.
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  26. 26. Marshall University

    Huntington, WV
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    Marshall University ranked No. 34 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students aren’t required to submit any letters of recommendation and international applicants aren’t required to submit TOEFL scores. The retention rate for the program was 100% in 2021 and students must complete 36 credit hours in this program to graduate. The online MSN program offers a family nurse practitioner track and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner track.
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  27. 27. Troy University

    Columbus, OH 
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    Troy University ranked No. 36 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit two letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.258. The retention rate for the program was 82% in 2021 and students must complete 37 credit hours to graduate. The online MSN program offers a family nurse practitioner track.
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  28. 28. Carson-Newman University

    Muncie, IN
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    Carson-Newman University ranked No. 38 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program unless the applicant’s undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.0. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation and international applicants aren’t required to submit TOEFL scores. Last year, students accepted to this program had a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, on average. The retention rate for the program was 90% in 2021. The online MSN program offers a family nurse practitioner track.
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  29. 29. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

    Orlando, FL
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    Saint Joseph’s College of Maine ranked No. 44 among Fortune’s list of the best online master’s degree programs in nursing. The school doesn’t require applicants to submit GRE scores for its online MSN nurse practitioner program. Prospective students are required to submit three letters of recommendation and international applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores. The retention rate for the program was 60.1% in 2021 and students must complete 36 credit hours to graduate. The online MSN program offers tracks in family nurse practitioner, adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner; adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
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