Graduate Admissions

The College of Nursing graduate programs admits students once a year for a fall semester start. Applications are reviewed by both the University of Utah Office of Graduate Admissions and the College of Nursing. Successful applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements for, and be accepted by, both the graduate school and the College of Nursing.

Applicants should note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the MS program. Applicants are evaluated with respect to university and departmental requirements and with respect to the pool of available applicants.

The College of Nursing strongly recommends that applicants first attend a College of Nursing Information Session before submitting an application.

Information Session Summary

Applications received after the DECEMBER 1 deadline will not be reviewed.

Admission Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements needed to apply for the MS program:

  • Completed application for graduate admission
  • Transcripts from ANY and ALL colleges and universities attended, including the University of Utah, must be uploaded as part of the graduate application.
  • Evidence of a bachelor's degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited university or college, and a nationally accredited nursing school from either
    • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Accreditation (CCNE), or
    • The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) professional references
  • Professional goal statement
  • International applicant requirements

Admissions Timeline

Complete application due.

December 1

All applicants will receive email notification whether their application is moving forward to the interview.


Interviews with the Specialty Track Admission Committee.

Late February

Applicants will receive email notification of the final admission decision.


Applicant decisions due to the College of Nursing.

April 15

Prerequisite Course Requirement for Care Management and Nursing Education

Applicants, with the exception of applicants to the Nursing Informatics specialty track, must have completed an upper division physiology/pathophysiology course, with a minimum B grade within five years of starting the MS program. The prerequisite course may be completed during the admission process. If the prerequisite is needed, the University of Utah offers NURS 5905 Clinical Physiology as an online course in spring and summer terms. Applicants can enroll in this course as a Non-Degree Seeking Student. If applicants choose to take the prerequisite in the summer, you must enroll in NURS 5905 to ensure that a grade is posted before the fall semester begins.

MS & DNP Application Due December 1

Contact Us

Office of Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

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Graduate Applications due: December 1


Program Manager
Ashley Cadiz

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