Graduate Program

Why Choose SPU?

At SPU, you’ll find an M.S.N. program that’s considered among the best in the region. You’ll also find faculty members who are clinical experts and devoted to teaching.  We recognize that obtaining your M.S.N. isn’t easy and are committed to your success through personal, individual attention and relationship centered learning. Courses are scheduled Mondays through Thursdays in the evenings to facilitate your continued clinical practice while in school.


The M.S.N. program integrates content delineated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in its publication, The Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing, to provide quality scholarship for all M.S.N. students.


The master's degree in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate at Seattle Pacific University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Available Programs

Master of Science in Nursing Program

Nurses who are ready to advance their education, leadership, and clinical expertise can pursue a Master of Science in Nursing degree. The School of Health Sciences offers the following specialty pathways within the MSN Program:

• Clinical Leadership in Practice(emphasis in Nurse Education available)
• Clinical Nurse Specialist
• Nurse Practitioner (Adult/Gerontology or Family)

Certificate Programs

Nurses who wish to further their professional development or expand their professional career can pursue specialty certification. The School of Health Sciences offers two certification programs, the Nurse Educator Certificate and the Post-masters Nurse Practitioner Certificates.


Seattle Pacific University now offers practicing registered nurses prepared at the associate degree level the opportunity to accelerate their education and progress seamlessly to complete a master’s degree in nursing. This program allows students to expand their careers by developing advanced leadership and care management skills.

Graduate Handbook

Review SHS policies, procedures, and curriculum specifics in the Graduate Handbook.

2015-2016 Graduate_Handbook (548 KB PDF)

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Program Contact




  Katie Bennett

  Administrative Assistant



  Phone: 206-281-2616

  Office: Marston Hall, 3rd Floor