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M.S. in Nursing Application Process

The M.S. in nursing program operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are processed by the Office of Transfer and Graduate Admissions and reviewed on a continuing basis by the nursing department graduate admission committee.

Applicants will receive an official letter of admission from the Office of Transfer and Graduate Admissions. Contact the Office of Transfer and Graduate Admissions with questions regarding the application process.

Semester Entry Options

  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Fall and spring entry
  • Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist: Fall and spring entry
  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: Fall and spring entry
  • Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner: Fall and spring entry
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Fall entry only

General Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation which can be submitted online. Please refer to the online application for instructions.
  • Current résumé and personal goals statement
  • Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English)
  • Graduate Transfer Credit Request Form [pdf] and supporting documents (if applicable)

Program-Specific Application Requirements

The following are additional requirements for the master's nursing program application:

  • Must have a minimum of one year clinical experience.
  • BOTH recommendation forms must be submitted by nurses who are qualified at the master's level or higher and who currently work with you. Recommendation forms should be submitted through the online application system.
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.
  • Evidence of current licensure as a registered professional nurse in New York state.

Admissions criteria includes priority enrollment for those with a GPA of 3.3 or better, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Students need to have earned grades of B or better in undergraduate health assessment, research, and statistics.