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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

College of Nursing - Admissions

College of Nursing  > Admissions

Admissions Requirements

All applicants must satisfy university requirements for a graduate degree in addition to the MSN track requirements below:

  • Completion of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an institution accredited professionally and by one of the six recognized regional accrediting associations as described in the General Admission Policy  section of the university catalog.
  • Evidence of current, unencumbered, valid licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended reflecting a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 point scale on coursework complete, and the baccalaureate (or higher) degree conferred.

    Mail transcripts to:
    P.O. Box 9201
    Watertown, MA 02471

  • Personal Statement
    One page personal statement to include information about the applicant’s education and experience as a professional nurse to date, reason for interest in graduate education, career goals for the next five (5) years, reason for choosing UH for graduate education, and contributions the applicant plans to make to the mission of UH College of Nursing and to advanced nursing practice.
  • A resume is required.
  • An interview.
  • Official score(s) of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for applicants with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A GRE or MAT score will be required for applicants with a GPA between 2.75 - 2.9 for conditional admission. Scores may not be more than 5 years old.
  • Two letters of recommendation: 
    • one from a university faculty and
    • one from an employer
  • Professional work experience as defined by individual tracks. It is preferred all FNP applicants have a minimum of one (1) year of experience as baccalaureate prepared registered nurse.
  • Applicants must satisfy the UH College of Nursing Policy for Clinical Readiness requirements.