Applying to graduate nursing programs

Applicants must complete the application process by April 1st for an anticipated fall admission.

Letters of acceptance or denial are sent out in the spring. Accepted applicants receive registration and advising instructions in their letter of acceptance for fall admission.

Please note, additional screening may be required to assess the applicant's ethical or critical reasoning abilities.

Step 1

Application

A $50 application fee is collected when you submit your application.

Complete the CMU graduate application and pay the associated graduate application fees.

  1. Graduate Application

    Create a CMUconnect account and submit the graduate student application.

Step 2

Official Transcripts

Request official transcripts from all colleges or universities at which you previously completed coursework.
  1. Official Transcripts

    To be official, transcripts must be sent directly to CMU from the college/university. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in nursing coursework.

Step 3

Supplemental Items

Submit supplemental items through CMUconnect.

  1. Copy of unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of residence

  2. Three letters of professional and academic recommendation

  3. Professional writing sample

    This can be a published manuscript, grant application or scholarly paper written for an undergraduate or graduate nursing course.

  4. Essay

    Essay of 500 words or less on why you are seeking a graduate degree in nursing. Explain why a graduate degree is necessary for you to meet your professional development goals.