MSN Apply

Application Materials and Admissions Requirements

  • Online graduate admissions application.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee  
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities from which a degree was conferred.
    • Transcript should show Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an NLN or CCNE accredited nursing program. If you graduated from an RN to BSN program, you must also submit a transcript from your associate's degree nursing program. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA in both programs in order to be eligible to apply to the MSN program. 
    • Experienced and licensed registered nurses who have a US bachelor's degree in another discipline are also eligible to apply.
    • Applicants with equivalent international credentials will be considered for admission. Please review information on degree equivalency procedures.
    • Transcripts should show undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Please provide a transcript that shows completion of a basic statistics course with a grade of C or better. 
  • Three professional references that address your professional and/or academic experience. Please note references from co-workers or friends are not accepted. Your references will be asked to submit their comments online via the online application. 
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last five years, if required.
    • The GRE is only required for applicants whose undergraduate GPA below a 3.0.
    • The GRE may be requested for further evaluation of an applicant. 
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores, if applicable. Please review our TOEFL/IELTS policy.
  • Professional goal statement, two to three pages in narrative format addressing the following. You will upload your professional goal statement into the online application.
    • Discussion of professional experience
    • Future professional nursing career goals
    • Future scholarship
    • Discussion of interest in the program track to which you are applying (Education, Leadership, or Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner) 
  • Resume, uploaded into your online application.
  • Active Massachusetts RN license. You will enter your RN license number into the online application.

Additional Requirements

  • Interview with program faculty may be required.
  • One year of relevant clinical professional nursing experience is required prior to entering into any of the clinical courses in the three program tracks.  

Application Deadlines

  • We recommend you apply by November 1 for spring admission and July 1 for fall admission. Applications are reviewed once they are complete.