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 admission August 2016

  • Application period – July 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016.
    • All applications submitted by January 15, 2016 will be considered if all required documents are received and verified by NursingCAS by April 15, 2016.
  • Final selection and notification will begin April 15, 2016


Course dates may be found on the academic calendar at

Post-Master's Certificate Program -  We will 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 2016 semester.   If you are interested in either the Family Nurse Practitioner Post Master's Certificate or the Adult/Gero Post Master's Certificate, please email  Rose Schlosser at for more information.  Admission is competitive.

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