MSN Admissions Requirements

Each applicant to graduate programs at William Carey University must provide official transcript(s) of all college work completed to date, two letters of reference, an application, and a non-refundable application fee ($30).

Graduate Admission Application form

In addition to the general admission requirements to the graduate school, each applicant to the graduate program of the Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from a nationally-accredited school of nursing.
  2. Submit a statement of professional goals.
  3. (1) Hold a current unencumbered RN license from any state with no pending legal or state board action.
    (2) Must hold a license in the state in which you choose to perform your clinical and practicum hours.
  4. Have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 2.5 on the last 30 undergraduate hours.
  5. Provide official transcript/s for all college work completed to date.
  6. Must provide two professional references.
  7. Must provide Resume/Curriculum Vita.
  8. Each student must have acquired regular graduate admissions status.
  9. All required courses must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Only two grades lower than a B are allowed.
  10. Proficiency in writing and speaking the English language is a requirement for the Master of Science in Nursing degree. Students failing to exhibit an acceptable proficiency while performing class work will be asked to eliminate such deficiency by enrolling in a noncredit course in English usage or by other appropriate methods. An informal interview with a candidate for the purpose of determining a plan of action in this area may be required.
  11. A student must complete all required work within a period of six years after enrolling in graduate nursing courses.
  12. Participation in the graduate ceremony is required. Degrees are not conferred in absentia, except by special permission of the Office of Academic Affairs, for which students must submit a written request. Students who are candidates for May degrees are required to file applications for their degrees in the Registrar's office by October 15. Candidates for August graduation must file by March 31. Late applications will be accepted up to 30 days after the respective deadlines. There will be a $50 late fee in addition to the graduation fees.