MSN Admission Requirements

Admission into the graduate program is competitive and is based on the strength of the applicants' records. Students applying for fall admission must submit their ENTIRE application package by the Priority Application Deadline: April 1.

Each student must apply to the UAH Graduate School as well as apply to the College of Nursing. All students must meet the requirements for admission into the School of Graduate School and the College of Nursing (MSN Admission Requirements listed below).

To Apply:

Step One: Apply online with UAH Graduate School at:
Have official transcripts sent to UAH from any university you have attended.

Step Two: Apply online with UAH College of Nursing at:
(Note: download and open with Adobe Reader to submit via email by April 1). Email your resume or CV to

Step Three: Have 3 completed Graduate Recommendation Forms submitted from individuals familiar with applicant's academic and clinical abilities. Download the form at:

MSN Admission Requirements:

  1. Graduation from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education accredited baccalaureate program with a major in nursing (BSN); Satisfactory completion of an elementary statistics course;
  2. Current unencumbered registered nurse license. If a student is permitted to meet course clinical requirements in a state other than Alabama, the student must be licensed in that state. Students will not be allowed to continue in the track if any license is placed on probation, suspended, or revoked. Licensure must be maintained throughout the program.

  3. Overall grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all baccalaureate coursework or on the last 60 semester hours of baccalaureate coursework completed.

    Note: Students applying for admission to the MSN program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all baccalaureate coursework or on the last 60 semester hours of baccalaureate coursework completed will not be required to take the GRE or MAT. The waiver will be granted after all transcripts have been received and the GPA has been validated. Approval for the GRE or MAT waiver does not imply or guarantee admission to the MSN program. Students with a GPA less than 3.0 must have an acceptable score on either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years. The minimum score on the MAT is 410. The minimum scores for the GRE are 150 Verbal, 150 Quantitative, and 3.0 Analytical Writing.