MSN Application Instructions

MSN-­prepared nurses deliver evidence­-based care through a variety of specialties. They are in high demand as nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and nurse anesthetists. MSN-prepared nurses can also earn post-master's certificates in a variety of MSN specialties — in as few as one to three additional classes.

To make applying easier

Check out our downloadable instructions.  You will also need a credit card to submit your $75 application fee, if applicable. 

Submit your online application for Fall by May 1 for all MSN majors, except Nurse Anesthesia -- submit your application for Nurse Anesthesia by June 1 for the following year. Your application will be reviewed once all of your application materials are received, including those listed in the MSN Application InstructionsContact Admissions with any questions >


For the MSN Program

When applying to the Master of Science in Nursing Program, please select the following choices when in the application on the Enrollment Information tab:

  • Select Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the Academic Program drop-down list
  • Select MSN from the Degree dropdown list
  • Select the appropriate major that you would like to study within the program from the Academic Plan 1 drop-down list.
    • If you desire to study two majors, selet the second major from the Academic Plan 2 drop-down list.

For the RN to MSN Program

If you are interested in the RN to MSN with Portfolio Application‌ (pdf) option, please select the following choices when in the application on the Enrollment Information tab:

  • Select RN to Master’s Portfolio from the Academic Plan 1 drop-down list, if you have RN and non-Nursing Bachelor’s degree.

For a Post-master's Certificate Program

If you are interested in a Post-master's Certificate, please select the following choices when in the application on the Enrollment Information tab:

  • Select Post-Master Certificate from the Academic Program drop-down list
  • Select PSTMSTCR from the Degree drop-down list
  • Select the appropriate majorthat you would like to study within the program from the Academic Plan 1 drop-down list.
    • If you desire to study two majors, select the second major from the Academic Plan 2 drop-down list.

Ready, Set...

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