Graduate Degrees and Requirements

DEGREES OFFERED

The university offers two graduate degrees:

  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)

DEGREE LOCATIONS

  • The Leadership in Healthcare Ecosystems Master of Science in Nursing is an online degree.
  • The Master's Entry into Professional Nursing (M.S.N.) is offered in-person on the Portland campus.
  • The M.S. degree in Business, which has tracks in Design and Innovation, Sport Leadership, and Wine Business Leadership are offered in-person on the McMinnville campus and as a synchronous hybrid.
  • The M.S. degree in Sports Science and Analytics is offered in-person on the McMinnville campus.

CALENDARS

  • Most on-campus/hybrid programs are offered on a year-round calendar with standard 15-week fall and spring semesters, a four to five-week January term, and a 9 to 11-week summer term.
  • The M.S. in Business program also offers two accelerated 7-1/2 week sessions and intensive weekend workshops within each of the fall and spring semesters.
  • Both the online and in-person M.S.N. program operate on an accelerated 10-week semester calendar: Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer.  

REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREES

To earn a Linfield Master's degree, students must meet all requirements specified for their specific program, all of which meet the following university minimum requirements: 

Total credits

Program-specific minimum credit requirements:

  • Leadership in Healthcare Ecosystems (M.S.N.)--32 credits
  • The Master's Entry into Professional Nursing (M.S.N.)--60 credits
  • M.S. in Business--40 credits
  • M.S. in Sports Science and Analytics--33-35 credits

Cumulative grade point average (GPA) and minimum grades

Degree-specific minimum requirements:

  • 2.700 GPA minimum for M.S.N. candidates, with C- as the minimum passing grade.
  • 3.000 GPA minimum for M.S. candidates, with C as the minimum passing grade.

Residency

All required program courses must be taken at Linfield University.