Master of Science in Nursing

MSN Degree Program

The Dishman School of Nursing offers two graduate tracks leading to the Master of Science in Nursing degree and one dual track in nursing and business. Full or part-time study is available in both Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. Post-Masters certificates in Nursing Education or Nursing Administration are also available. All MSN courses are available online. 


Special Announcement - Loan Repayment Program for Nurse Educators

The JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing at Lamar University has received a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services that will cancel up to 85% of your loan to students who complete our MSN-Education track and become a full-time nursing faculty member after you graduate. You can teach in any accredited nursing program in the United States. This is an outstanding opportunity to receive your MSN-Education Track for a fraction of the cost. Find out more at this link:   and apply today! Please contact Ruthie Robinson, Director of Graduate Nursing Studies, at with any questions.

MSN – Nursing Education

The Nursing Education track provides registered nurses with the knowledge and skills necessary to become educators in academic settings.

MSN – Nursing Administration

The Nursing Administration track provides registered nurses with advanced knowledge central to organization, management, leadership, health care policy and economics.

Dual Degree

Lamar University's Graduate Nursing Studies program has partnered with the university's distinguished Business Department to offer this new career opportunity for nurses.

The Master of Science in Nursing degree at Lamar University has been ranked 4th in the 10 Most Affordable Online MSN Degree Programs for 2020.

The master's nursing program at Lamar University located in Beaumont, Texas, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioner for the master's nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at