Quinnipiac University

MS in Nursing Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Nursing are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Application Timeline

  • Fall start (begin classes in August)
    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through June 1. We recommend that you apply as early as possible. Applications received after June 1 are considered on a space-available basis.

  • Spring start (begin classes in January)
    Applications for part-time study are accepted through November 15. We recommend that you apply as early as possible. Applications received after November 15 are considered on a space-available basis.

When all application materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with the graduate nursing program director and/or member of the faculty for eligible candidates. All required courses must be completed by the application deadline. Interviews will only be granted to those with completed applications.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant must be a registered nurse or NCLEX-eligible nurse.
  • Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or another field.
  • Applicant must have maintained an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Required Documents

  • Completed application form
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $45 (payable by credit or debit card; do not send cash or check)
  • Official transcripts
    It is your responsibility to request official transcripts from ALL undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended (including part-time and summer study). If you received transfer credit from another institution, it is still necessary to have an official transcript sent from the original university. These transcripts must be provided to Quinnipiac University in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to graduate@qu.edu
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
    These should be references from persons with authority to evaluate your professional ability, submitted on your behalf. You will be required to enter your recommenders' contact information on the application.
  • Letter of intent that addresses the following:
    • professional goals and motivations 
    • a nursing experience that has influenced or shaped your practice 
    • a health care problem that interests you 
  • Current resume
  • Nursing license
    You are required to have a valid Connecticut nursing license prior to the start of your program. Your application will still receive full consideration if your license is pending at the time of submission. The NCLEX-RN exam must be completed prior to August 1. You will be able to upload your nursing license when completing your application or from your student portal after submitting your application.

Interview: Personal interviews (by invitation) will be scheduled once an application is complete.

Applications are reviewed once all of the required materials have been received. It is your responsibility to ensure that missing documents are received prior to the stated admissions deadline. 

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