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School of Health Sciences Graduate Programs

The School of Health Sciences thrives through a blend of classroom and on-site practical experience. We measure student success by a set of technical standards, which include observation, communication, intellectual thinking, motor skills, behavioral and social attributes, tests and evaluations, and clinical assessment. 

Our Vision Statement is a commitment to you:

The School of Health Sciences will become the premier center for educational excellence, compassionate presence, and innovation in healthcare by producing stellar practitioners who exceed the ordinary, achieve the exceptional, and lead by example.

If you have any questions about either of the programs offered by the School of Health Sciences, we encourage you to contact your graduate counselor

Master of Science in Nursing

The MSN degree program at the University of Saint Francis is a Family Nurse Practitioner track, which will prepare you to provide holistic, comprehensive nursing care. You can attend full-time or part-time to complete your degree. Full-time students can complete the program in two years. Our classes are offered in a hybrid format, which gives you flexibility to continue working while you earn your degree.

We also provide a transitional track for students who have earned an ASN.


Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

The MSPA is a competitive, full-time, 27-month curriculum, with a total of 98 credit hours. You will be in the classroom for the first half of the program, and participating in full-time clinical rotations for the last 12 months. USF uses problem-based learning techniques in medical diagnosis and therapeutics courses. You will also have the opportunity to choose from a series of rotations, allowing you to personalize your education to match your career goals and interests.