Graduate Admissions

The College of Nursing graduate programs admit students once a year for a fall semester start. Admission to the MS Program is limited and selective. 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 Graduate Information Session before submitting their application.

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
  • Verification of licensure as an RN or APRN in at least one of the jurisdictions of National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) professional references
  • Professional goal statement
  • Upper division physiology/pathophysiology prerequisite
  • International applicant requirements

Prerequisite Course Requirement

Applicants must complete an upper division physiology/pathophysiology course with a minimum B grade before beginning the DNP program. The prerequisite course may be completed during the admission process. If the prerequisite is taken in the summer, applicants must enroll in NURS 5905 as a Non-Degree Seeking Student at the University of Utah to ensure a grade is posted before the fall semester begins.

Please note: Applicants to the Nursing Informatics specialty track do not need to meet this prerequisite requirement.

MS & DNP Application Due December 1

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Office of Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

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Graduate Applications due: December 1

Program Manager
Shelley Kern
Phone: 801-585-0878

Specialty Track Director
Rebecca Wilson, PhD, MEd

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