Toronto, OntarioLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1959established year

    Master of Science in Nursing [M.S.N]

    2 years
    full time
    Course & Thesis Based

    Field of Study 

    $ 14,871 

    1st Year

    International Student Tution

    Program Description

    • York University’s Master of Science in Nursing is offered as a 2-year teaching program.
    • York’s Nursing program is offered on both part-time and full-time teaching basis and it is also offered a thesis-based and course-based graduate degree.
    • Master of Nursing at York University is a unique program developed in response to changing attitudes towards the practice of healthcare.
    • This Master’s degree mainly focuses on advanced theoretical and applied knowledge which helps students to be perfect in their careers.
    • The main components of this Master’s degree are:
      • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
      • Introductory Psychology 
      • Clinical Chemistry
      • Nrsg Praxis and Prof Care IV
      • Health and Healing IV
    • If the student applying for the course option, they must take at least 30 credit hours of graduate work (typically 10 courses).
    • As it is a thesis-based program, students should complete at least 15 credit hours of graduate work (typically 5 courses).
    • In addition, York’s collaborative focus enables researchers to push beyond traditional methods to find real-world solutions to the complex challenges of health and healing.
    • Teachers and students in the MScN program are partners in a dynamic, collaborative process of discovery that includes dialogue, modeling, practice, reflective thinking, and experiential group process.
    • The Nursing degree at York University will provide students with a solid foundation of research skills and an ability to critically analyze and contribute to life-enhancing change in the health care system, including through study in the field of Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner.
    • For this Master of Nursing Program, the student to teacher ratio is 35:1, which helps increase interaction between professors and students.
    • Some of the job opportunities that students get after graduation from this Nursing program are:
      • Clinic or medical center
      • Community healthcare organization
      • Hospital head nurses, etc

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedMaster
    Duration2 years
    Fees$ 34432 for 2 years
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - Jan 15)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS
    Program URL

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students must complete a bachelor’s degree of 90 credits (with or without honors) in Nursing or in similar medical fields.
    • Similar fields include a bachelor’s degree in Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.
    • Minimum grade point ‘B’ (70% – 74%) is required to enroll in this Master of Nursing program at York University.
    • One academic reference from a nurse with a master's or doctoral degree
      • One from a nurse in a leadership position
      • One from an individual to whom student directly reported in the last six years (Like parent or guardian).
    • Membership from CNA, and carry liability protection with CNPS (Or the equivalent in the province where students reside). A photocopy will be accepted.
    • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario or eligibility for registration (or equivalent in the home province). A photocopy will be accepted.

    Work Experience Eligibility:

    • Students do not require any kind of work experience for this particular Nursing program at York University.
    • If students have any work experience then the chances of accepting the applications are more.

    Immunization requirements:

    • Varicella 
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    • Tuberculosis Screening
    • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis immunization
    • Hepatitis B
    • Influenza Vaccination

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply to the Master of Nursing at York University if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Completed a UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution or NAAC-accredited institution.
    • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution. 

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More

    Required Document List

    Following Documents are required to attend this program:

    • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
    • Resume/CV: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
    • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
    • Sample of written work: Student has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
    • Statement of Interest: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • Two confidential letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    fall Jan 15, 2021

    Closed for Applications.

    Scores Required

    100 / 120

    Avg. Score in


    7.5 / 9

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition Fees$14871$14871
    Health Insurance$568$568
    Books and Supplies$1777$1777
    Total Fees$17216$17216

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing$ 5326
    Food$ 3937


    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    Academy Ranking of World Universities 2018

    Ranked #151 / 300

    Nursing [ International ]

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Ontario Graduate Scholarship$ 10847YesN/A
    (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity ScholarshipsVariableYesFeb 19, 2021
    Ontario Graduate Fellowship$ 8459YesN/A
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program$ 150YesN/A

    VISA & Work Study


    • A Student VISA authorizes students to study in Canada legally.
    • International students will receive their Study Permits in the form of a paper document which will usually be attached to the passport at the Canadian port of entry.
    • Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs), commonly called Entry Visas, are to be obtained by foreign nationals who require visas to enter Canada, while Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) allows foreign nationals from visa-exempted countries to enter Canada without a visa.

    Work Study


    • The student must have a valid study permit for the period of employment.
    • He/She should meet the specific skills and experience requirements set by the sponsoring department.


    • All students are permitted to accept one Work-Study position only per program period.
    • Non-degree students (i.e. visiting students, students on a LOP) are not eligible for Work-Study.
    • Students are not eligible to hold a work-study position in the same term in which they are holding an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (or equivalent).

    Salary Rate:

    • Hourly rates vary with the nature of the job, the scope of responsibilities and work experience.
    • The salary range will be indicated on the job posting and/or students will be advised by the employer during the interview.
    • Work/study students are paid by their hiring department through York's payroll system.
    • Student Financial Services does not pay students and cannot make adjustments to pay.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Possible career opportunities are:

    • Nurses (RNs)
    • Nurse Case Manager
    • Nursing Informatics Specialist
    • School Nurse
    • Legal Consultancy Nurse
    • Research Nurse

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