M.S.N./MB.A. Dual Degree

Lamar University's Graduate Nursing Studies program has partnered with the university's distinguished College of Business to offer a new career opportunity for nurses. While earning your M.S.N., you can complete an M.B.A. at the same time. This program is especially beneficial for those interested in a career in Nursing Administration or hospital management.


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Credit Hours

  • The dual degrees can be accomplished in 61 semester hours (approximately 3 years).
  • The M.S.N. degree is 37 credit hours with 9 hours that count towards the M.B.A.

Other leveling courses required are met through additional graduate nursing courses leaving 21 credit hours to be taken in the College of Business.

Applying and Advising

Interested in this dual degree?
  • You must apply online as an M.S.N. student and then schedule a meeting with the College of Business M.B.A. Program.
  • The M.B.A. Program will verify that you meet admission standards and will then request to add your second major.

You must be advised by BOTH departments.

M.S.N.-M.B.A. Curriculum Plan