What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Nursing-Forensic Nursing track prepares the graduate to care for victims and perpetrators of traumatic events or criminal acts through completion of a 36-semester credit hour curriculum. While caring for their patients, the forensic nurse is also responsible for observing, recognizing, collecting and documenting forensic evidence related to the traumatic event or criminal act for subsequent use in civil or criminal legal proceedings. The course instruction is delivered primarily online allowing students to balance career, family and other responsibilities while advancing their education.

Admitted students will be asked to travel to the Bryan-College Station campus for a one-day New Student Conference prior to the start of the program and a limited number of class activities. Advanced Health Assessment requires students to complete a total of 45 hours on the Bryan-College Station campus to meet the clinical objectives of the course as set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for any MSN degree. Students will complete the clinical hours in two separate on-campus visits requiring overnight stays for students at a distance. Students will be responsible for obtaining their own preceptors for two courses taken in the later semesters. Further information on preceptors will be provided at orientation.

Students who relocate from one state to another state during the course of their enrollment may be unable to continue due to the regulations which many state boards of nursing impose regarding use of preceptors.

Which department am I in?

College of Nursing

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (36-semester credit hour)

Tuition fees
$10,880.00 (8,07,704) per year
Start date

Expected January 2022


College of Nursing

8447 Riverside Pkwy,



77807, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Bachelor of Science in nursing degree and RN license

Recommended minimum 3.0 cumulative and last 60 hour GPA

English proficiency can also be demonstrated by:

a minimum TOEFL score (from a test date within two years) of 80 iBT (Texas A&M University does not accept the MyBest TOEFL score), or
a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band
a minimum PTE Academic score of 53
a GRE Verbal Reasoning score of at least 146 (subject to departmental approval)
a GMAT Verbal Score of at least 22 (subject to departmental approval)

Application Deadline: July 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.