A group of recently hooded Husson MSN students

Traditional Admission requirements for Graduate Nursing

To be admitted to the master of science in nursing program, an applicant must have received a B.S.N. from an accredited institution and show promise of ability and motivation to pursue graduate-level study, as evidenced by achievement of at least a 3.0 GPA in B.S.N. and completion of undergraduate health assessment and statistics courses.

In addition, a minimum of one year of professional clinical nursing practice is required with additional experience strongly recommended.

The Graduate Program Admissions Committee makes admission decisions based on the following factors:

  • Previous college or university work
  • Essay
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A personal interview with a graduate nursing faculty member of the School of Health.
The committee makes its determination based on a composite of factors and is aware that one factor alone may not reflect an applicant's true potential.

A complete Master of Science in Nursing application includes:
• The Graduate Application
• A non-refundable application fee
• Official transcripts of all previous college work
• Three letters of recommendation (1 from a current supervisor)
• Nursing license (copy)
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose Essay

MSN Applications deadlines are the following:
  • June 30 for Fall Admission
  • October 30 for Spring 2015 Admission
  • March 30 for Summer 2015 Admission

Application to the program is done using Nursing's Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) administered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. To find out more information or begin the application process, apply here.

International Students

International applicants must submit all application credentials as listed above. If the documents are not in English, they must be translated by a reputable English translation service. Additional requirements are as follows:

  • All international transcripts must be evaluated by an evaluation service. Husson University will accept evaluations from all evaluation services that retain membership in the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) www.naces.org.
  • Non-native English speakers must submit a test of English Proficiency. Husson University will accept one of the following:

1. Test satisfactory on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

* Test of Written English (TWE) scores of 5 strongly recommended and
* 550 Paper Based Test Score (CBT) or
* 213 Computer Based Test Score (CBT),or
* 80 Internet Based Test Score (IBT).

2. Minimum score of 6.5 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Non-Degree Student Status for Graduate Nursing

Registering as a "non-degree student" allows you to begin your advanced education or to brush up on your skills without committing to a specific program track.

To register as a graduate non-degree student, we will need to have the following:
  • A non-degree application
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee (check or money order made out to Husson University)
  • An official transcript listing your bachelor's degree
  • A copy of your nursing license
  • A completed Special Student registration form
  • A $50.00 refundable tuition deposit (check or money order made out to Husson University)

As a non-degree student, you may take up to nine credit hours prior to completing the application process. Some courses are unavailable to the general public and others may require advisor approval prior to registration. We strongly recommend that you discuss your particular academic situation and goals before registering for a course.

Please click here for the Non-degree Application and Special Student Registration Form.

Name Phone and Email Address
Graduate Admissions

(207) 992-4994 or 866-567-5990
(207) 941-7850 (FAX)       
Graduate Admissions
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401

Please click here for the Special Student Registration Form.