Nursing M.S.N. Admission Information

In making decisions for admission, Marymount University takes a holistic approach to application review.

Application Deadlines:

Spring 2022 enrollment*: October 15, 2021
Fall 2022 enrollment: June 15, 2022

*Full-time student enrollment ONLY

Admission Requirements:

  • Graduate Application
  • Professional résumé
  • Official transcripts of all postsecondary education including evidence of having earned a Nursing degree from an accredited college or university. Certificate applicants must hold a B.S.N. with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Two narrative letters of recommendation, at least one from a direct supervisor within the past two years and the other from an employer or professor who can attest to the applicant’s potential for graduate work
  • A 250- to 500-word professional essay describing the applicant’s motivation for seeking the degree and postgraduate plans
  • Evidence of RN licensure in Virginia. FNP students are required to have licensure also in Maryland and the District of Columbia prior to placement in clinical courses
  • Copy of APRN certification, if applicable

In addition, individuals must meet these requirements:

  • MSN program applicants must have two years of experience as a registered nurse or the equivalent before beginning practicum courses.

After a preliminary review of application materials, applicants may be invited to interview with members of the admissions committee.

Clinical Requirements

Graduate Nursing applicants must also meet the following clinical requirements before entering each practicum course:

  • All graduate students must meet the university health requirements for graduate students upon matriculation
  • All graduate nursing students must submit evidence of a recent health examination, criminal background check, drug test, and required immunizations prior to starting clinical.
  • Additionally, students must submit a criminal background check and drug screening as well as the Provider Attestation and Technical Standards documents prior to starting clinical.

Securement of clinical placements is a collaborative effort between the student and the university.

Additional Requirements for International Students:

For university coursework completed outside the U.S., an official course-by-course evaluation of your transcript is required from an evaluation agency with NACES membership such as World Education Services, Inc. or Educational Credentials Evaluators.

Students for whom English is a second language must submit a recent official score from the TOEFL of 96, IELTS of 6.5, or PTE Academic exam of 58, or documentation of program completion at one of Marymount University’s language partners.

For complete information about International Admissions Guidelines and language partner programs, please click here.   

Admissions Coordinator Contact Information:

Korrin Harvey

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
(703) 284-5905
Schedule an appointment with Korrin