Master of Science in Nursing - Application Dates

Important Application Information

Applications to apply to the UCA MSN Program are submitted through NursingCAS, an online application service for nursing.

The MSN application process is available on the NursingCAS 3.0 application, which launched on October 15, 2014.

Applicants who previously completed a NursingCAS application and are now applying to the UCA MSN program,  will need to create a new account on the NursingCAS 3.0. A previously submitted applications will be deleted from the system, so you will need to reinitiate the application process. However, once an account is created on the new NursingCAS 3.0 application, the applicant's ID number and application information will be available indefinitely.

We recommend that you save and print a PDF copy of your current application.

For courses beginning August 2015

  • Application period – January 15 through April 1, 2015
  • Final selection and notification - May 15, 2015

For courses beginning January 2016

  • Application period – May 15 through August 1, 2015
  • Final selection and notification – September 15, 2015

Course dates may be found on the academic calendar at

Post-Master's Certificate Program - We will also be accepting applications for the Nurse Educator with a Clinical Specialty and Clinical Nurse Leader Post-Master's Certificate and/or 2nd MSN for the fall 2015 semester.  At present we will not be accepting applications for the Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner tracks due to non-availability of clinical seats.  If you are interested in either of these two tracks, you may be put on a waiting list by emailing Rose Schlosser at  If a clinical seat becomes available, you will be notified to complete the NursingCAS application.  Admission is competitive.

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