MSN Apply

Application Materials

  • Online graduate admissions application.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee  
  • Complete, official transcript documenting the award of a bachelor’s degree in nursing or another field, including successful completion of a basic statistics course and any graduate courses taken or degrees held.
  • Three references. Your references will be asked to submit their comments online via the online application. 
  • Official copy of scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years.  Those who already hold a master’s degree or higher or have a GPA of 3.3 or higher in associate and baccalaureate programs are exempt from this requirement. 
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores, if applicable. Please review our TOEFL/IELTS policy.
  • Statement of purpose (500- to 1,000-words, double-spaced) addressing the following questions:
    -What factors in your personal and professional history have influenced you in the past and now lead you to seek admission to this program at Salem State?
    -What are your long-term professional goals, and how will this program help you meet them?
    -Is there any other information that you think would help the admissions committee to evaluate your application?

Additional Materials

  • Copy of current license to practice as a registered nurse in Massachusetts.
  • Resume reflecting educational preparation and evidence of one year of work experience as a registered nurse. 
  • Please note:  If you have a bachelor of science in nursing it must be from an accredited program.  If you have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing you must complete the National League for Nursing Baccalaureate Achievement Exam (NLNBAE).

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.