Applications for the Masters of Science (MS(N) program are accepted on a rolling basis so you can apply at anytime. We recommend you submit your application at least six weeks before the deadline.
Jan. 31 – Application deadline to start in Summer/Fall semesters applies to the following programs: PNP, PCNS, AGCNS, LDR, CM, NE, FNP & PMHNP
Sept. 30 – Application deadline to start in the Spring semester applies to the following programs: PNP, PCNS, AGCNS, LDR, CM, NE, FNP & PMHNP
To be considered for admission to the Sinclair School of Nursing’s Master’s degree program, students must meet the following requirements:
- Baccalaureate or master degree in nursing from a program accredited by a national organization responsible for nursing accreditation (i.e. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or related field for DNP Leadership students and must be from a regionally accredited program from the Higher Learning Commission.
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours of the baccalaureate program. Applicants who do not meet GPA requirements may provide additional evidence documenting examples of outstanding professional leadership, practice and/or scholarship for special consideration.
- Current licensure as a registered nurse.
- Submission of an online application in NursingCAS.
- Kira Talent Interview to be completed in place of previously required personal statement.
- Have earned a U.S. nursing bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution. If your degree is from a U.S. college or school, the institution must be approved by one of the following U.S. Regional Accrediting Bodies:
1. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
2. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
3. Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
4. The Higher Learning Commission (Formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)
5. Middle States Commission on Higher Education
6. New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Transfer of Graduate Credits
Up to 38 graduate credits of required coursework can be accepted in transfer with the approval of the program director. If students have combined classes, e.g., patho/pharm or physiology/health assessment, they would need to take each class individually to be eligible to sit for certification.
Additional Application Requirements
International Degree Programs
If your degree is from a college or university outside of the United States, the institution must be recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education or Commission responsible for higher education in the country where the degree is earned. The degree must be equivalent to a four year U.S. bachelor’s degree, or higher degree. Contact email@example.com with questions regarding degree equivalency.
- Satisfactory English language test score within the last 2 years (non-native English speaking applicants only).
- International students must submit a photocopy of a current RN license from their home country with their Masters application.
- International nurses must obtain a Missouri RN license prior to beginning coursework. In order to obtain a Missouri RN license, the applicant will need to pass the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) exam and the NCLEX exam. Applicants are encouraged to take the CGFNS exam in their home country. For more information, contact the Missouri State Board of Nursing at: http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp or by telephone 573-751-0681.
Due to higher education regulation changes, the University of Missouri is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs from students residing in several states. See the State Authorization for Distance Education page at Mizzou Online to learn more.
Federal regulations require the Sinclair School of Nursing to disclose whether its degree programs meet U.S. states’ educational requirements for licensure [34 CFR 668.43 (a)(5)(v)]. Please visit the Missouri Online Licensure and Disclosures website to determine if your program of interest meets the educational requirements.
Current and potential students are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the state licensing board.