Apply to Master of Science Program

WMU's uses an online graduate application system for all students (domestic and international). You will be asked to provide general application information for the University, and MSN-specific information for this program.  

Requirements are listed below. You may want to bookmark this information for quick reference while working through the graduate application process.

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ADMISSION requirements

Admission is competitive; therefore, the listed criteria for admission should be considered as minimum standards.

  • Evidence of an earned B.S.N. or B.S. degree with a major in nursing from an accredited program in nursing. Nurses with a baccalaureate degree in another discipline will be considered on an individual basis.   
  • Registered nurses with an A.D.N. and a B.S. or B.A. in another discipline. Prerequisites to be completed after conditional acceptance into the MSN program:  
    • Undergraduate course in descriptive and beginning inferential statistics
    • NUR 3330 - Health Informatics 
    • NUR 3400 - Transition to Professional Nursing  
    • NUR 3430 - Nursing Research
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 in the last 60 credit hours of the undergraduate nursing studies.
  • Current unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in one of the 50 U.S. states or territories.
  • Submission of scores on TOEFL for students whose undergraduate degree was obtained internationally with minimum score of 80.
  • Evidence of personal and professional qualifications for graduate study, as reflected in:
    • Response to questions related to graduate study
    • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts
  • Other assessment procedures as indicated.


 For more information about the program or the application process, please contact our M.S.N. coordinator Kelly Ackerson at