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Admission Criteria

Criteria for admission to the MSN program include the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with an upper-division grade point average of 3.0 or higher from a CCNE or NLN AC accredited program.
  • Eligibility for licensure to practice as a registered nurse.
  • A score of 500 or higher on each of the verbal and quantitative sections in the prior version of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.  In the new version of the GRE a minimum score of 153 in the verbal section and 144 in the quantitative section. Analytical writing section is optional.
  • International students or students whose native language is not English, are advised to contact the College of Nursing Admissions Office for further requirements.

Students may request special review by the College of Nursing Admissions Committee if they believe they are strong candidates for graduate study but do not fully meet these criteria.