M.S. in Nursing Application Process
The M.S. in nursing programs operate on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are reviewed as they are received and admissions decisions are made within four weeks of receipt of a completed application.
Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions if you have questions about 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 or Application Form [pdf]
- Application fee
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)
- Two Letters of Recommendation [pdf] Note: You can now submit recommendation letters 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:
- Both letters of recommendation must be submitted by nurses who are qualified at the master's level or higher
- 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.