Requirements* for admission in good standing for the MSN degree include:
- BSN degree from a regionally accredited institution, equivalent to the one offered by the UAB School of Nursing;
- Possess a nursing license to practice in the state where you plan to conduct your clinical practicum;
- Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or on the last 60 semester hours (graduates of baccalaureate degree programs in countries other than the United States must have their baccalaureate degree transcripts evaluated by the Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. organization www.ece.org OR the World Education Services www.wes.org);
- A combined score of 1,000 or a combined score of 297 (new exam) on verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE, or a score of 410 on the MAT or score of 480 on the GMAT. Test scores submitted to UAB from the GRE, GMAT, or MAT must not be more than five years old. International students must achieve a TOEFL examination score of at least 500. Click GRE/GMAT/MAT Waiver Process for degree seeking MSN students for more information;
- Three Letters of professional reference attesting to the applicant's potential for graduate study;
- One official copy of all transcripts from previous educational programs (mailed directly to UAB School of Nursing);
Please note: Applicants who are not admitted for a specific term may reapply to be considered for a later term. The same is true for an applicant who is admitted for a particular term but fails to enroll that term. For test information and registration, please visit the sites below.
Applicants to any of our distance-accessible programs should become familiar with the regulations governing distance accessible programs in their state. Prospective students residing in states other than Alabama should contact their state’s Board of Nursing and Department of Education for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in a distance accessible program. The ability to conduct course work is only guaranteed for student is Alabama and in states with an established agreement.
International StudentsAlong with the requirements listed above, international students will also have to
- Prospective international students are asked to first contact International Recruitment and Student Services at email@example.com , (205), 934-3328, FAX 934-8664 to determine eligibility in order to submit an application into any academic program
- Have all foreign transcripts evaluated by the Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc www.ece.org OR the World Education Services www.wes.org, sent from the evaluators directly to the School of Nursing
- Have earned a degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited educational institution in the United States
- Score of 500 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, TOEFL
- Achieve a standardized test score of at least a minimum combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- Possess a nursing license to practice nursing in the state where you plan to conduct your clinical practicum
- Submit a notarized copy of your nursing license