nursing@svsu.edu

Undergraduate Programs

(989) 964-2732

Graduate Programs

(989) 964-2185

Office

Health & Human Services Building
2nd Floor

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Nursing

DOMESTIC STUDENTS:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale
  • License to practice nursing in Michigan or eligible for Michigan license
  • Please complete the Graduate Application for Admission including the non-refundable Application Fee and the following:
    • Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
    • Résumé which includes education, employment, scholarship, service and professional involvement
    • A scholarly goal statement of 750-1000 words with at least two scholarly references in APA format
    • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from colleagues with a graduate degree in nursing.  For applicants who have completed their BSN within the past three years, one letter of recommendation must be from a nursing faculty member. DNP-MSN Recommendation Form 0713 (183kB)
    • Personal interview

*Additional admission criteria (e.g. standardized test results) may be required based upon interview and record review
**Upon admission, a physical examination and evidence of current immunization are required. A criminal background check with finger printing is also required. If special accommodations are needed for learning, they must be identified and discussed with the program coordinator prior to the submission of the application.

Submit completed DOMESTIC applications, transcripts and required materials to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Saginaw Valley State University
160 Wickes Hall
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-6096
(989) 964-2788 - fax
gradadm@svsu.edu

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale
  • License to practice nursing in Michigan or eligible for Michigan license
  • An academic report by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (www.cgfns.org)
  • A score of 92 or higher on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT), 580 Paper-based TOEFL (PBT), or an IELTS band score of 7.0
  • Please complete the Graduate Application for Admission including the non-refundable Application Fee and the following:
    • Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
    • Résumé which includes education, employment, scholarship, service and professional involvement
    • A scholarly goal statement of 750-1000 words with at least two scholarly references in APA format
    • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from colleagues with a graduate degree in nursing.  For applicants who have completed their BSN within the past three years, one letter of recommendation must be from a nursing faculty member. 
    • Personal interview
    • Additional admission criteria (e.g. standardized test results) may be required based upon interview and record review
    • Evidence of financial support

 *Additional admission criteria (e.g. standardized test results) may be required based upon interview and record review
**Upon admission, a physical examination and evidence of current immunization are required. A criminal background check with finger printing is also required. If special accommodations are needed for learning, they must be identified and discussed with the program coordinator prior to the submission of the application.

Submit completed INTERNATIONAL applications, transcripts and required materials to:

International Admissions
Saginaw Valley State University
160 Wickes Hall
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-6096
(989) 964-2788 - fax
intadmit@svsu.edu