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 BSN or bachelor's degree with a major in nursing from an accredited program in nursing. Nurses with a bachelor's degree in another discipline will be considered on an individual basis.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate nursing studies.
  • Current unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in one of the 50 U.S. states or territories.
  • Completion of the following prerequisites if non-B.S.N. with a RN license:   
  1. Undergraduate course in descriptive and beginning inferential statistics; 
  2. NUR 3330 - Health Informatics;  
  3. NUR 3400 - Transition to Professional Nursing; and    
  4. NUR 3430 - Nursing Research
  • 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:
    1. Three letters of reference from colleagues or supervisors able to comment on the applicant’s clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study
    2. Response on written statement related to advanced professional nursing
    3. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Other assessment procedures as indicated.
  • Questions

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