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Nursing Education and Leadership, M.S.N.

Take the Lead in Educating the Future of Healthcare

The MSN Education and Leadership graduate program is designed for those who have earned a BSN degree. The MSN Education and Leadership degree prepares graduates for advanced roles in education and leadership in academic or clinical settings. The MSN Education and Leadership degree is designed to prepare graduates to assume various roles in education and to provide the skills necessary to lead in a variety of academic and other healthcare settings, administration, and clinical practice. Graduates of the program are prepared for roles such as academic educators, Public/Community Health, and hospital educators, Coordinator of Staff Development, hospital administrative leaders, nursing managers, and other quality positions across diverse healthcare settings.

The curriculum provides evidence-based teaching that supports the knowledge needed by the program end to sit for the National League for Nursing certification exam; CNEn, CNE, CNEcl

HyFlex at Your Pace

The MSN in Nursing Education and Leadership is an accelerated 30 credit hour degree, which is unique as it provides both nursing education and healthcare leadership courses in a single degree. Students can attend either full-time or part-time. The degree can be completed in as little as 24 months. The nursing courses in the program are offered in the HyFlex mode. HyFlex is a combination of "hybrid," meaning alternating between face-to-face meetings, whereby students may choose to attend face-to-face synchronous class sessions in person (typically in a traditional classroom) and/or online delivery mode, allowing both synchronous and asynchronous participation. This "flexible" option allows students to move between these participation options as they choose. In a HyFlex course, the same faculty member delivers both in-person and online courses simultaneously. The Leadership courses are offered in the face-to-face and fully online option.

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Application Deadlines

For graduate student admissions information, please visit How to Apply as a Graduate Student.

New Students - August 1
Returning Students - August 15
International - May 1
New Students - January 5
Returning Students - January 15
International - October 1

International Students

For information regarding international student admissions, please visit International Admissions & Student Services.

Admissions Requirements

  • Nursing Education and Leadership, M.S.N.
  • Application

    Apply online through Apply Texas for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.

    • Select Four-year College/University and Graduate School
    • Program application is only available within the selected Fall or Spring semester
    • Select "HSH-Nursing Education and Leadership" as your first choice major only

    Documents for admission are submitted after completion of the Apply Texas application. All required documents are due by the Graduate and International Admissions application deadlines.

  • Requirements
    • GRE Scores Not Required: The GRE requirement will automatically be removed after successful submission of the admission application.
    • Official Transcripts: Students should submit official transcripts from every college or university attended to the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Office of Admissions or International Admissions.
      • Recommended cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
      • Please review New Student Admissions in the Graduate Catalog under Transcripts and Records Information to learn how to submit an official college transcript to UHCL. 

    Required Supplemental Documents:

    The following two documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the Apply Texas online application):

    • Production Portfolio: Proof of Current Registered Nurse License verification in the United States.
    • CV/Resume: Describing previous education, work experience, relevant coursework, relevant volunteer activities, any honors, presentations, and publications as applicable.
    • Statement of Purpose (approximately 500 words): Describe the applicant's experience and interest in the Nursing Education and Leadership program at UHCL.  
  • Admission Review Process 

    Applications are accepted for the fall and spring semesters and are reviewed throughout the year on a rolling basis. 

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.

Degree Requirements

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Phone: 281-212-1700

1200 Pearland Pkwy
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Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.

About UHCL at Pearland


Karen Alexander
Karen Alexander

Karen Alexander

Director of Nursing and Associate Professor,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-212-1627
Office: HSB 226

Karen Alexander Faculty Bio

Nisha Mathews
Nisha Mathews

Nisha Mathews

Assistant Professor of Nursing,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-212-1625
Office: HSB 227

Nisha Mathews Faculty Bio