Master of Science in Nursing Application Information

Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year and will be reviewed once all materials are received. Students may begin the program at the start of the next available semester/course. Sixty students are accepted per year and depending on the number of applicants additional students may be admitted.

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Application Materials Required

 Application Link

Admission to a graduate program is granted to students showing high promise of success. The application materials required below, along with other reasonable indications of promise, will be used in combination to arrive at a final judgment.

Application materials required to complete your online application:

  1. Transcripts. Official transcripts from any university attended for BSN and any MSN course work are needed for consideration of admission and/or transfer credit. Ferris graduates need not submit transcripts for coursework completed at Ferris.
  2. Resume.  A current, professional resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Recommendations. Two professional recommendations attesting to your ability to succeed in graduate studies.  A specific recommendation form will be provided by the MSN program via email to the references identified by the applicant in the online application process.
  4. Writing Sample. Provide a 1-2-page letter of intent stating your professional goals and how the MSN program can assist you in meeting your goals. RN to MSN candidates may submit their RN to MSN Service Learning synthesis paper.

Note: Original documents become property of Ferris State University and cannot be returned. Once application materials are received, your application will be referred to the School of Nursing for an admission decision.