Post Master’s Certificate/Second Master of Science in Nursing – Admission Requirements

Admission to the 2nd MSN and PMC program is selective and competitive. The minimal requirements for application are:

  1. An earned master’s degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program (graduates of non-accredited schools will be evaluated individually).
  2. Minimum cumulative graduate GPA at or higher than a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Current unencumbered registered nurse license in Arkansas (or state where clinical experiences will take place).
  4. 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.
  5. APRN- NP only: Documentation of a supervised clinical hours with a preceptor during the masters nursing program
  6. A completed application.

Admission to the Second Masters and Post-Master’s Certificate will be based on the following:

  • GPA (50%)
  • Personal Interview (25%)
  • Scholarly Writing Sample (15%)
  • Personal Essay (10%)

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