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
  • Application fee
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation which can be submitted 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.