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  • Admissions

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Admissions

    The items listed below are required for admission to this program; only complete files are reviewed. Send all materials to:

    Graduate Studies Office
    MSU Moorhead
    1104 7th Ave. S.
    Moorhead, MN 56563 

    1. No GRE required.
    2. BS or BA in Nursing from NLN or CCNE accredited university.
    3. Documentation of current unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in the US.
    4. Cumulative local GPA (not including transfer credits) of at least 3.0 in undergraduate courses from institution awarding nursing degree.
    5. Complete “Application for Admission to Graduate Study” form.
    6. Completed “Nursing Application” form including:
      • 500 word essay describing professional experience and future professional goals
      • Three letters of recommendation (2 professional colleague references, 1 personal reference)
    7. Non-refundable $20.00 fee for first-time applicants to Minnesota State University Moorhead.
    8. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
    9. Non-MN applicants are not fully admitted until the Department of Higher Education in the applicant’s state of residence has approved distance education/online programs from the state of Minnesota. (Approval secured from key states – SD, ND, NE, MT, WI, IL, AZ, MO).
    10. *International students must contact the International Student Office at 218.477.2956. International students must hold a current work visa that will be valid throughout the course of study in the graduate program.

    *International Student Policy
    The Homeland Security Act of 2002 fundamentally changed the requirements for the international students who wish to study in the United States. The major change that affects an online program is that no more than the equivalent of one on-line/distance education class or 3 credits per session may count towards the ‘full course of study’ requirement. A full copy of the NAFSA (Association of International Educators) Advisory Manual is available in the International Student Affairs office [Chapter 3: F-1 Students; Section 3.20.7; Authority cite 8 C.F.R. SS 214.2(f) (6) (i) (G)]. Students are able to be admitted to this program if they have an active Work Visa. Students are unable to be admitted to this program if they have a Student Visa.