Graduate Entry Admission Requirements

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Admission Overview

  • Application information is available on our Graduate Entry Applications Instructions Page.
  • Classes for the Master of Nursing Program (pre- RN licensure) begin in the Fall Semester Only.
  • We do rolling admissions during the academic year (September through May). Applications are reviewed when they are complete (see below).
  • March 1 is the Deadline to submit the online application to be reviewed for enrollment in the following Fall semester – i.e. March 1, 2019 for enrollment in Fall 2019 semester. Your application will be reviewed once all of your application materials are received, including those listed in the Application Instructions
    • A complete application includes all items on the checklist for applications; that is, the application form and all required supporting documents.

For questions or information, contact the Office of Enrollment at 216.368.2529 or

Admission Requirements

  • BA, BS or BFA with acceptable overall undergraduate GPAs (3.0 cumulative; 2.75 natural science; 2.75 behavioral sciences). A grade of C (2.0) or higher is required for individual pre-requisite courses.
  • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan: One course; at least 3 credits
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology: With labs, at least 6 credits within 5 years prior to enrollment.
  • Microbiology: One course, at least 4 credits, with lab within 5 years prior to enrollment.
  • Statistics: One course in basic statistics, at least 200 level, 3 credits, required within 5 years prior to enrollment in the program.
  • Chemistry: One course; minimum of 4 credits may be required depending on undergraduate major.
  • The GRE is not required for application. However, GRE test scores may be requested for an admission decision:
    • GRE General Test (if requested): Satisfactory scores required (minimum of: Verbal 150, Quantitative 150, and Analytical Writing 4.0)
  • International Applicants: For additional requirements, contact the Office of Enrollment at 216.368.2529 or
  • Admitted applicants, currently enrolled as graduate level students in the pre-licensure phase of a graduate/direct entry masters nursing program, may apply for advanced standing in the MN phase of the Graduate Entry Nursing Program.
  • Please contact the Graduate Entry Nursing Program Director for more information on advanced standing.