How to Apply – MS Care Management

The online care management program educates health care professionals to improve health outcomes, enhance care quality, and reduce health care costs. Graduates will be prepared to provide care management to diverse populations in a variety of settings.

Application Deadline is March 1

Apply by March 1 for summer or fall admission.
Students who need to take a graduate statistics course may take stats in the summer semester. For students who have already completed a graduate statistics course, regular Care Management coursework begins in the fall semester.

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission to the Sinclair School of Nursing’s Master’s of Science Care Management degree program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Health-related baccalaureate degree from an accredited university. One of two programs that doesn’t require a nursing degree.  Doctor of Philosopy is our other program.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours of the baccalaureate program.
  • Evidence of any unencumbered current licensure in a health-related occupation (if applicable).
  • Have earned a U.S. 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

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 with questions regarding degree equivalency.

International Applicants

Satisfactory English language test score is required within the last 2 years (non-native English speaking applicants only). Visit Mizzou’s international resource center for more information.

Prohibited Applications

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.

Ready to Apply?

Follow step-by-step instructions to prepare your application for submission.

Application Process Instructions

Questions? Contact Us

For questions about the MS programs or applying to the MS programs, contact Sinclair School of Nursing student services at 573-882-0277 or 800-437-4339, or email