MSN Admission Requirements

The nursing graduate program is open to a limited number of qualified applicants. Admission is determined on a competitive basis. The application deadline is March 15 for fall and September 15 for the spring semester. All applicants must meet the general admission requirements the Marshall University Graduate College.

Admission Requirements

The nursing program is available to a limited number of qualified applicants. Admission is determined on a competitive basis. To be eligible for regular admission to the program, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited program. (Accredited program requirement is waived for students graduating from an international school of nursing.)
  2. Undergraduate course credit for 3 semester hours of basic statistics with a grade of “C” or better.
  3. Undergraduate course credit for 3 semester hours of basic research with a grade of “C” or better.
  4. Evidence of a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in a U.S. jurisdiction. Verification form is included in the MSN application package.
  5. Scholastic achievement as evidenced by an overall undergraduate/graduate Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.
  6. It is strongly recommended that all MSN students have two years of full-time nursing practice prior to application to the program. Those who do not meet this criterion will be considered on an individual basis.
  7. Midwifery and psychiatric mental health applicants must have an interview with Shenandoah University faculty prior to the application deadline.
Applications, fees, and transcripts must be submitted to:

Admissions Officer
Marshall University Graduate College
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303-1600
1(800) 642-9842 / 1(304) 746-2500

Only those applications that are complete by the deadline will be processed and reviewed by the Graduate Academic Planning and Standards Committee. Students will be notified of the committee’s admission decision by the MU Graduate College and the School of Nursing. Admission records are only kept on file for one year. Students who are admitted but do not register for class will have their files deleted and must reapply for admission when they are ready to return.

For More Information, Contact:
  • Katie Santiago, Graduate Admissions, (304) 746-1910 or santiago@marshall.edu
  • Rebecca Appleton, Ph.D., MSN Nursing Education, (304) 696-2628 or appleto1@marshall.edu
  • Diana Stotts, Ph.D., MSN Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, (304) 696-2623 or stotts@marshall.edu
  • Robin Walton, Ed.D., MSN Nursing Administration, (304) 696-2634 or walton@marshall.edu