• Admission is based upon the applicant’s academic record and all application materials at the time of the application deadline.
  • Courses in progress must be validated with a letter from the college or university students are attending.
  • Degree Requirements: students must complete a baccalaureate degree or higher in a field other than nursing from a regionally accredited college/university along with an ADN degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Required Clinical Experience: A minimum of 1 year of clinical experience prior to starting MSN coursework or as required by the specialty track.
  • GPA: A minimum cumulative or last sixty (60) semester hours of undergraduate GPA of 3.0 at the time of application. Admission is competitive and is based on space availability.
  • References: (3) Letters of professional reference attesting to the applicant’s potential for graduate study
  • Transcripts: One official copy of all transcripts from all previous educational programs and coursework (mailed directly from the originating university directly to the School of Nursing).
  • Licensure: Possess a nursing license to practice nursing in the state where you plan to conduct your clinical practicum
  • GRE/GMAT/MAT Requirement: Students who have a 3.2 GPA or better may waive this requirement. Standardized test score (MAT, GRE, GMAT)* A minimum score of 410 on the MAT; or a minimum score of 480 on the GMAT; or a combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or combined score of 297 on the New 2011 GRE*
  • Test Waiver: The GRE/GMAT/MAT Waiver process allows eligible candidates for master’s study to have this requirement waived if they meet the following criteria:
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Approval for the waiver does not imply or guarantee admission to the MSN program.
  • The following individuals are not eligible for the waiver process:
  • International applicant
  • Non-native English speaking applicants
  • Dual degree seeking program applicants MSN/MPH