MSN Admission Information

 Wilson School of Nursing

Admission Requirements and Application Process

In order to be considered for admission to the Wilson School of Nursing graduate program, you must meet the following criteria:

1. Hold a BSN degree from a nationally accredited program.

2. Have a current RN license to practice in the State of Texas and your state of residence.

3. Have a GPA of at least 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work, exclusive of credit hours awarded by a two-year college.

4. Complete the application process for the Graduate School which includes the following:

  • Complete the ApplyTexas application (fee required)
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Submission of official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Please visit the Graduate School webpage for the latest information related to graduate education.

5. Complete the online Wilson School of Nursing MSN Application including the essay section.

6. Participate in a personal interview with the graduate program coordinator for your program of interest. 

  • This interview will be scheduled only after all applications, transcripts, and GRE scores have been received.

7. Admission to Nurse Practitioner programs is dependent on previous nursing experience.  Each program has different requirements regarding the type and length of experience required.

Deadlines for Application - NEW DATE

1. The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP) programs only admit in the Fall semester. 

2.  All transcripts and GRE scores must be submitted to the graduate office by May 15th to be considered for  admission to the FNP and FPMHNP programs.

3. The Nurse Educator program admits students in the Spring, Fall, and Summer semesters.

4. Please see the MSU online catalog for application deadlines for the university.


Post-Master's Certification  Applicants

1. An applicant who has earned a BSN and a master's or higher degree from a nationally accredited institution of higher education may be accepted on the basis of such degree.  Determination of conditions, if any, will be made by the Graduate Coordinator.

2.  Certificate Programs

  • The Family Nurse Practitioner and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Programs require a masters degree in nursing (MSN).  The program consists of advanced nursing practice courses mandated by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • The Nursing Education Certificate Program requires a either a MSN or a BS in nursing and a master's degree in a related field to earn a certificate in Nursing Education or to meet the Texas Board of Nursing requirements for teaching in a nursing program.

Additional Information

For a complete list of application, admission, and compliance policies, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.  To view the catalog online, click here.


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