Nursing MSN Admission Information

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

Application Deadlines:

Fall enrollment:

  • Final Deadline: July 24, 2020

Spring enrollment:

  • Deadline – October 15 – Full-time student enrollment ONLY.

Admission Requirements:

  • Submit application using NursingCAS
  • In addition to university wide graduate admission requirements for degree-seeking students, applicants must:
    • provide evidence of having earned a nursing degree from an accredited college or university
    • Hold a BSN with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • Hold 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
    • submit a 250- to 500-word professional essay describing professional goals and motivation for seeking the degree
    • ​provide a copy of APRN certification, as 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.

Clinical Placements:

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.   

For additional information about the application process, please visit Graduate Enrollment Services.