MSN Admissions Requirements

The Master 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.

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MSN Application Requirements

Online Application
Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Three References (academic, professional, or clinical)
Un-official transcripts at the time of application, official transcripts will be requested from those admitted
TOEFL or IELTS scores (required of all non-native English speakers)
Essay (400-600 words)
Two short answer essays (150-300 words per question) 

GRE scores are no longer required for those with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and higher. Please note that GPA from degree granting institutions only is taken into  consideration. Those with a GPA under 3.0 will be required to take the GRE and score above 50th percentile in all sections to qualify for admission.

Integrated and comprehensive essay (400-600 words)

Two short answer essays (150-300 words per response)

Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to compose a well-written and well-organized essay as well as on the substance, thoughtfulness, and clarity of their responses. Prompts to essay questions and short answer essays will become available once our application opens on June 15.