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Master of Science in Nursing – Admission Requirements

Admission to the MSN program is selective and competitive. The minimal requirements for application are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree with an upper-division major in nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program (graduates of non-accredited nursing programs will be evaluated individually).
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 scale overall or 3.00 on the last 60 hours of earned credit.
  3. Completion of an undergraduate course in basic statistics, with a grade of C or above.
  4. Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Arkansas (or state where clinical experiences will take place).
  5. Applicants for whom English is not the native language are required to score 83 or higher on the iBT TOEFL exam. The exam must have been taken within the last two (2) calendar years. Only iBT TOEFL scores received directly from ETS or the UCA Testing center will be accepted as valid.
  6. Cover letter
  7. Résumé
  8. Interview

Admission to the MSN program will be based on the following:

  • GPA (50%)
  • Cover letter & resume (25%)
  • Interview (25%)

 To complete the application, refer to the Application Process tab and follow the directions as listed.