Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Nursing: Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Nursing

In conjunction with the general admission requirements of the University, program applicants must:


  • Submit a completed Graduate Application Form or apply onlinefor free.

  • Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended, including that of the earned baccalaureate degree in nursing.

  • Applicants to the Post-Master’s Certificate as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner must hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.


  • Have an undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.00. Outstanding applicants whose GPA is less than 3.00 are considered for conditional acceptance.



  • Provide two official letters of recommendation. One must be provided by a professional nurse who has observed the applicant’s clinical performance. All letters must be official, either on letterhead and in a sealed envelope, signed by the recommender or directly from the recommender via email to

  • Provide a copy of a current registered nursing license for practicum states.

  • Complete one year of recent clinical practice as a Registered Nurse.

  • Submit a current résumé


  • Submit a letter of intent detailing educational goals

  • Have official TOEFL scores submitted directly from ETS (if of a non-native English-speaking country). Non-U.S. citizens must provide an Affidavit of Support.

Once all admission materials have been received and processed through the Office of Admissions, the graduate Program Director/Coordinator will arrange for an interview, if appropriate, following a review of all candidate credentials.


A limited number of federally funded nurse traineeships are available for full-time students. Funds from the Mary Alice Holland Scholarship Fund are also awarded to selected graduate students. 

For additional information about either traineeships or scholarship funds, call the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences at 610-558-5561.


For more information, please call the Office of Adult and Graduate Admissions at (610) 361-5208 or (800) 9-NEUMANN, ext. 5208, or feel free to e-mail us at