FNU’s Master’s programs are designed for working professionals that wish to advance in their field without compromising their obligations. FNU offers flexible scheduling; classes are offered in the evening, hybrid or online. Classes are scheduled in eight weeks terms which allow the students to complete the program at a faster pace.
The Master’s programs are 36 credits. This includes concentrations or specialties that enhance the graduates’ knowledge in their field as well as to provide more opportunities for professional growth.
- Completed a bachelor’s degree from an **accredited institution with a GPA of at least 2.5.
**Applicants with an undergraduate degree from a non-regionally accredited institution will be considered for admission.
Such applicants must demonstrate an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or greater on a 4.00 scale and a GMAT score of 450+ or a GRE score of 150+ in each section.
- If undergraduate GPA is less than or equal to a 2.49, GMAT score of 400 and above or a GRE composite score of 150 (or 900).
- Be able to demonstrate adequate writing skills as measured by an initial writing assessment.
- FNU will accept up to two courses (six credits) of master’s level course work completed at another regionally accredited institution as a transfer credit
with a minimum grade of a B.
- Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Power Point applications.
- Have at least 6 bachelor level credit hours in the student’s area of concentration or equivalent work experience.
- Foreign students whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (the TOEFL) and obtain a score of 500 or higher on the paper based version or 62 and above with each section with an acceptable level (intermediate or fair and above) or a score of 5.5 on the IELTS.
- Have a working knowledge of Office applications.
- Complete a Graduate Program Application
- Two letters of references
- Video Conferencing capabilities
Master in Business Administration (MBA)
This program is designed for those who have an undergraduate background in business, as well as those from other industry areas needing knowledge to further their careers. The MBA provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for career growth and for the management and development of organizations in today’s dynamic global environment.
Program Goal: To graduate students with analytical and presentation skills as well as the functional knowledge necessary to meet employer expectations and achieve career success in today’s dynamic global environment.
Mode of Instruction: This program is delivered through several methods: lectures, case studies, individual projects, collaborative learning, research projects, presentations, and problem-based learning. Application of learning to real life situations in business will be a critical component of this program
The program consists of 27 credits of core courses which include a Capstone or program evaluation. There are 5 concentrations available, Marketing, Finance, General Management, Health Services Administration, and Public Management and Leadership.
The Health Services Administration concentration is geared to the students that are involved in the health field and would like to advance in administration. The Public Management and Leaderships aims to provide a higher level of performance in the fields of Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Accounting or Public Administration.
Master in Health Services Administration (HSA)
The Master of Health Services Administration program is designed to provide high-quality professional education in order to assist executives and prepare the new generation of healthcare professionals to be part of leading positions in the administration, management, and planning of the healthcare industry in either the public or private sector.
MSN Admissions Requirements:
1. MSN program application
2. Bachelor degree in nursing from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average
(GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated and accompanied by
equivalencies from an accredited Credential Evaluation Agency.
3. If undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0, GMAT score of 400 and above or a GRE composite score of
150 (or 900) required.
4. Current unrestricted license as a professional registered nurse in the United States. Out of state
applicants must be eligible for endorsement by the Florida Board of Nursing.
5. Applicants with a foreign degree must take the Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) to
demonstrate English proficiency and obtain a score of 500 or higher on the paper based version, or
62 and above with each section with an acceptable level (intermediate or fair and above), or a score of 5.5 on the IELTS, or a 44 on the PTEA.
6. In the absence of a TOEFL score, applicants will be required to take a-six credit English Graduate
Preparatory Course (ENG 1120 & ENG 1130) offered in one semester before admission to the MSN
program or have successfully completed ENC 1101, ENC 1102, and SPC 1017.
7. Two letters of recommendations from professional references.
8. Resume or CV.
9. Official (sealed) transcript from undergraduate nursing institution.
10. A written essay of a minimum of 250 words depicting student’s philosophy of care as a nurse.
11. Entrance Interview (Students will be accepted based on their qualifications, merits, professional
experiences, and contributions to the nursing profession).
12. Computer knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required for online classes.
13. Students who are required to take ENG 1120 & ENG 1130 must obtain at least a grade of C before
admission to the RN-MSN track. These classes are offered three times a year.
Students applying to the RN-MSN track must also meet the following requirements:
a. Active RN license
b. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field that will
be approved at the discretion of the VP of Academic Affairs and the DON or a Foreign
Medical Degree with transcript equivalencies from an accredited Credential Evaluation
The MSN program will accept MSN credits from another regionally accredited institution. The applicants must
submit original transcripts from the previous institutions. The Vice-President of Academic Affairs and the
Director of Nursing will render evaluation of submitted transcripts with the number of credits accepted.
- FNU reserves the right to choose the credentialing institutions it recognizes.
- Note that the RN-MSN program is a bridge. Therefore, no BSN degree will be conferred upon completion.
- Credits earned from a Bachelor Degree in a related field or from a Foreign Medical Doctor Degree will be
transferred as a block to the RN-MSN program.
- No additional credits will be transferred beyond the block transfer.
- Courses transferred will appear on the student’s records as “TC