Earned a BS in nursing or are in the process of completing a BS in nursing from a CCNE, AACN, or NLN accredited institution. Note: Successful completion of the BS in nursing must occur prior to the desired term of admission.
Minimum B average in all undergraduate coursework (this includes all courses taken to satisfy the degree requirements for a BS in nursing; an overall B average is usually equivalent to a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale).
NOTE: The GRE is required only if your cumulative final BS in nursing grade point average (GPA) is between 3.0 - 3.249 (on a 4.0 scale; U.S. equivalency). The GRE is waived for applicants that have a final cumulative BSN GPA of a 3.25 or higher.
Applicants for admission consideration to the University of Michigan School of Nursing may only apply to one program and one term. Individuals that submit an application for multiple programs and/or terms will be immediately denied further admission consideration.
Deadline to Apply
|Please visit UMSN's Application Deadlines page to view deadlines for our programs.|
The University of Michigan School of Nursing has partnered with NursingCAS which is a centralized application system for nursing programs.
To be considered for admission, all prospective applicants must complete the following sections on the NursingCAS 3.0 application (submitted applications that do not have all listed required sections below completed will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the admissions committee.)
Sections on the NursingCAS 3.0 application that are required by the University of Michigan School of Nursing to be considered for admission:
It is important to read through this page and the NursingCAS provided instructions thoroughly prior to starting the application.
Applications submitted that do not have all of the above sections completed will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for admission consideration.
International applicants have additional requirements that are listed below and must submit the completed application by the application deadline, including all supporting materials.
NursingCAS Designations Page and Program Options
On the Designation section of the NursingCAS 3.0 application, you will select the program and term of application. To find the University of Michigan School of Nursing on the designations page you will want to enter the following search criteria:
Please make sure to research the intended program of application to ensure you are applying to the correct program of interest. Below is a list of program options:
NursingCAS Application Required Supporting Material
The University of Michigan School of Nursing requires the submission of a one-page (maximum two pages) resume with your NursingCAS application for admission consideration to any of our Master's programs. The one page (maximum two pages) resume should be uploaded as a MS Word document attachment in the Document Upload section of the NursingCAS 3.0 program materials page within the application.
The University of Michigan requires that each applicant submit a personal statement through the NursingCAS application. The one-page personal statement should be uploaded as a MS Word document attachment in the Document Upload section of the NursingCAS 3.0 Program Materials page within the application
Provide a comprehensive answer to the following question: What are your professional and educational goals as they relate to the Master’s program to which you are applying? (700 words maximum)
Guidelines for the University of Michigan School of Nursing required Personal Statement are as follows:
Official Post-Secondary Transcripts
Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions where you earned a degree or completed any coursework are required for admission consideration. The official transcripts must be sent to NursingCAS directly. Applicants applying to a graduate program are not required to submit high school transcripts for admission consideration.
International applicants: Please read the International Applicant Additional Requirements section below for special transcript requirements.
University of Michigan School of Nursing GRE Guidelines
The GRE is required only if your cumulative final BS in nursing grade point average (GPA) is between 3.0 - 3.249 (on a 4.0 scale; U.S. equivalency). The GRE is waived for applicants that have a final cumulative BSN GPA of a 3.25 or higher).
International Applicant Additional Requirements
All international applicants submit an official final transcript in the language of instruction and in English, along with an official foreign evaluation of transcripts directly to NursingCAS (do not send foreign transcripts directly to NursingCAS without the official evaluation attached). For additional information and a list of approved evaluation agencies, please refer to the NursingCAS FAQs section titled Foreign Transcripts/Coursework.
English Proficiency Exam
International students must submit official English proficiency exam scores to the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School (school code: 1839) from the TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB no later than the March 1 application deadline to be considered for admission. For details, see the Entrance Exams webpage.
Note: If offered admission, all new incoming International students that require a J-1 or F-1 Visa are required to provide a financial affidavit to prove adequate financial resources to cover their expenses, and the expenses of dependents, during the duration of their program. If offered admission you will receive additional information in your admission packet. Please visit the Office of the Registrar for current tuition and fees (the tuition will be listed under the School of Nursing Graduate and Rackham headings).
Refer to the NursingCAS application portal: Application Fee.
The University of Michigan School of Nursing uses NursingCAS as the only application for the master’s programs; there is no supplemental application or form to complete with the NursingCAS application. The University of Michigan School of Nursing will not be able to review your application and supporting materials until you have selected the desired program/term of application (designation), completed the application (all required sections per above itemization) and paid the required NursingCAS application fee.
Admission Interview and additional information
All completed applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee following the respective application deadlines. The Admissions Committee offers interviews as part of the application review process as a way of getting to know our applicants better. All individual applicants will be notified by the Admissions Committee whether or not they have been selected for an admissions interview. The University Of Michigan School Of Nursing does not offer rolling admissions.Applicants selected for an admissions interview will be notified by e-mail.
Applicants that are offered admission will be required to complete an approved upper level (300 or above) undergraduate or a graduate level statistics course as a prerequisite requirement for the master’s core course N529: Scientific and Analytica Approaches for Advanced Practice. If you are offered admission, you will receive information in regards to completing the statistics course prior to the first term of enrollment or during the first term of enrollment as part of the set program plan in the formal admission offer packet.
The statistics course is not a requirement for admission consideration. We encourage applicants to delay enrolling in an approved course until they receive the final admission decision.
Please refer to the Statistics Requirement Document to read detailed information regarding the statistics course requirement. The admissions committee will not review or approve statistics course options for applicants.