Top MSN programs in Maryland

A master of science in nursing provides the necessary skills for specialist roles. Practitioner-track MSN programs can lead to a career as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Non-practitioner tracks are the primary path to careers in nursing education or administration. See below the best MSN programs, ranked according to our methodology

Our master's in nursing rankings cover 408 of the 493 universities available, accounting for 96% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $101,473.

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#1 in Maryland | #21 in Nursing nationally

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, Maryland

Economic score: 0.16

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $100,694

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $29,319

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $22,343

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.22

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Maryland | #163 in Nursing nationally

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland

Economic score: 0.27

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $94,975

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $23,600

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $33,862

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.36

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Maryland | #172 in Nursing nationally

Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland

Economic score: 0.27

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $104,121

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $32,746

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.39

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Maryland | #391 in Nursing nationally

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

Economic score: 0.64

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $95,520

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $24,145

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $81,323

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.85

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Maryland | #397 in Nursing nationally

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Economic score: 0.74

Calculated by dividing the debt-to-earnings by earningsplus percentage. The lower the economic score, the better.

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Earnings: $99,768

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $28,393

Earnings plus shows how much more or less the median student earns than the median earnings of undergraduate graduates in the same program type. (Based on ipeds CIP Code taxonomy)

Debt: $103,091

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.03

Calculated by dividing the debt by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Coppin State University

Baltimore, Maryland

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Frostburg, Maryland

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