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The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed to build upon the BSN degree. Students in this program are prepared to function at advanced levels with an expanded knowledge of theory, research and clinical application. Graduates are prepared to provide evidenced based health care and to work on collaborative teams. Each graduate will be able to function in an advanced practice role as a nurse, nurse administrator, or for the role of a nurse educator.

Admission Information

  1. Complete the NursingCAS online application for graduate admission at the NursingCAS website. NursingCAS is a national centralized application service for students applying to registered nursing programs. Submit all required documents to NursingCAS so that your application can be processed in a timely manner.  Request all official transcripts be sent directly to NursingCAS. Students should ensure that all official documents have been submitted to Nursing CAS at least 6 weeks prior to the deadline date. To be eligible for this program you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in your cumulative (all) course work.

  2. Please direct all questions regarding your application to:

               NursingCAS Customer Service.

               Telephone: 617–612–2880 


  1. The College of Nursing offers admission to the MSN Tracks in the Fall and Spring semesters at the University of Houston at Sugar Land campus, University of Houston Main campus. In addition, the MSN Administration Track is offered with an online experience.  For the face to face MSN Tracks (Education and Family Nurse Practitioner) classes are held once a week – Wednesdays, with web enhanced courses, and face to face clinical components, to give students the flexibility to schedule courses around their work and family life. For the online experience, didactic course work is offered online, with lab and clinical components of the curriculum offered face to face, once a week – Tuesdays, when these courses are offered during the program.  The MSN Tracks have full time and part time options. 

  2. Applicants to the MSN Tracks must have graduated from an accredited BSN program. Applicants who have completed an international BSN program that is not affiliated to a university may not have satisfied the requirement for admission to the University of Houston College of Nursing graduate Tracks due to the non-academic nature of this type of coursework.  Contact an advisor in the College of Nursing for additional information.

  3. Applicants must provide evidence of an unencumbered, current Texas Registered Nurse license.

  4. Applicants must complete a one page personal statement.

  5. Applicants must submit 2 letters of Recommendation.

  6. Effective Fall 2019 - 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.

  7. An Interview is required for admission.