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  • Admissions

Master of Science in Nursing

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  • Master of Science in Nursing

    Admission Requirements:

      

     Admission Requirement

     Instructions

    1.

    Online graduate application

    Graduate Online Application

    2.

    $20 Non-Refundable application fee for first time MSUM applicants

    After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status
    • Select eServices at the top of the page. You will be able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
     

    3.

    Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

    Contact ALL the colleges and universities you have attended and have your transcripts sent to:

    Graduate Studies Office
    MSU Moorhead
    1104 7 Ave. S.

    Moorhead, MN 56563 

    You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.

    4.

    BS or BA in Nursing from a NLN or CCNE accredited University

    The Graduate Studies Office and the Nursing Department will check this item once we have received all of your transcripts.

    5.

    Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for the last 30 semester credits

    The Graduate Studies Office and the Nursing Department will check this item once we have received all of your transcripts.

    6.

    Nursing Application Form

    The department application form is a fillable PDF and/or Word document.  Save the form on your computer, re-open the form, complete the form in its entirety and upload it to the Graduate Online Application site as follows:

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status
    • Look under “Program Specific Requirements”
    • Click on “Upload Now” button by the Program Application requirement and follow the instructions
     

    7.

    Documentation of current unencumbered RN license in the U.S.

    Upload it to the Graduate Online Application site:

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status
    • Under “Program Specific Requirements”, click on “Upload Now” button by the “Copy of RN License”
     

    8.

    Essay

    Prepare an essay stating professional experience and future goals.  Put your name on all pages.  Upload it to the Graduate Online Application site:

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status
    • Under “Program Specific Requirements”, click on “Upload Now” button  for the “Essay”
     

    9.

    Three recommendations; 2 professional and 1 personal

    • Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
    • Select “Check Status
    • Click on “Submit References Now” under “Program Specific Requirements”
    • Follow directions for selecting your references.  Be very careful when you enter the e-mail address and decide who you would like to be your references because you cannot change this once it has been submitted.
    • After you indicate who your references are, the online system will send them a link to fill out a recommendation form. Your dashboard will show “recommendation submitted” when your reference submits the recommendation form.
     

    If you have any questions about the application process, 
    please call the Graduate Studies Office at: 
    218-477-2134

    If you have specific program questions, please contact the program coordinator:
    Tracy Wright, Ph.D. 
    701-477-2336, wrighttr@mnstate.edu