Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum is designed to prepare students as practitioners with selected specialties and evidence-based practice. Nurses in advanced practice are health care professionals committed to the delivery and study of high-quality clinical service. The program of study at YSN is viewed as preparation for a variety of leadership roles that will help shape the health care system of the future.

MSN students at Yale who enter as an RN move directly into a chosen area of clinical specialization with a curriculum that places emphasis on clinical competence and nursing scholarship. Each student is educated to excel in an expanded role in the specialty area of his or her choice. Employers recognize the superior preparation that YSN graduates receive and actively seek to recruit them.

Fall 2018 application to open Summer 2017.

Please note the application deadlines:

MSN for Registered Nurses: February 1, 2018

Special Note:  Full - time and Part - time Midwifery and Midwifery/WHNP are available for Fall of 2018.

All MSN candidates for admission are required to submit the following:

  • Online Application

  • Non-refundable application fee of $100 payable by credit card at the time the application is submitted.

  • Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  • Two-page personal essay in response to the appropriate prompt

  • One official transcript from each college or university attended mailed to Yale School of Nursing. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the online application.

  • Three letters of recommendation (academic, professional, or clinical) submitted electronically through the online application system.

  • Scores from the GRE General Exam. Registration information available at www.ets.org/gre.  YSN’s GRE code is 3998. GRE should have been taken within the last five years. GEPN candidates should take the GRE no later than mid-October, and MSN candidates should take them no later than mid-January. 

  • Scores from either the TOEFL or the IELTS are required of all non-native English speakers. 

  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a credentialing agency, such as World Education Service or Educational Credential Evaluators. This includes a course-by-course evaluation, as well as a certified English translation of all non-English transcripts. International applicants should also review: International Applicants Information