Graduate Program, In-person

Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is designed for the registered nurse who is a graduate of a baccalaureate program in nursing and seeking to be a family nurse practitioner. Courses meet Tuesdays from 3:30-7:30 p.m. The program is built on a tradition of excellence in nursing education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A distinctive feature of the program is an emphasis on nursing care in a culturally diverse society. We believe in providing care that values understanding the stories of patients, including those who are marginalized in our society.

One track of study is offered: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Why study at Goshen College?

  • Develop a personal relationship with professors.
  • This is a face-to-face program.

  • The director collaborates with students in arranging the clinical placements. Many programs require students to find their own clinical placements.
  • Cohort model (students move through the coursework as a group). Encourages the development of long-term relationships with peers.

  • Loans may be available to those who qualify and complete a FAFSA.
  • See the Cost of Tuition
  • See Financial Aid at Goshen College.
  • Goshen College offers a 10% discount on tuition for post-baccalaureate programs to students that have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Goshen College. Learn more at
  • Students who are employed by a Goshen College Affinity Partner will receive a 15% tuition discount for all of Goshen College’s adult and graduate programs.

Cost of Tuition

Costs for 2024-25: $745 per credit hour*

Annual student fee: $600

Number of credits for each year of the program:

  • Year 1 = 18 credit hours
  • Year 2 = 17 credit hours
  • Year 3 = 13 credit hours

*Books are not included in the tuition. Most adult learners prefer to purchase their own books.

Length and Start Date

Length: 32 months (48 credits)

Next start date: Fall 2024

Family Nurse Practitioner Track

Clinical Agencies

The Goshen College Family Nurse Practitioner program partners with many health systems and clinical practices. Some of the major partners include: Goshen Physician Group, Goshen Family Physicians, Beacon Health System, Borgess Health System, Bronson Health System, Fairhaven OB/GYN, Maple City Healthcare Centers, Saint Joseph Regional Health System, South Bend Clinic, and Sturgis Health System.

M.S. Nursing Faculty

Gretchen Sauder

Assistant Professor of Nursing