Department of Nursing
Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Requirements
All students must first be admitted to Morgan State University prior to admission to the Department of Nursing.
Students will spend the first 2 to 2 1/2 years fulfilling general education and pre-professional studies required to meet the necessary prerequisites for the Department of Nursing. Students may apply to the Department of Nursing after they have completed at least 59 credits of the necessary general education and pre-professional courses. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative average to be considered for admission to the Department of Nursing.
The Bachelor of Science (Department of Nursing) admits students only in the fall semester. Admission requirements include:
Admission to Morgan State University
• Official transcripts from all schools previously attended
• A completed Morgan State University Department of Nursing Application
• Three (3) letters of reference (1 academic; 1 personal/character; 1 professional/organizational)
• Completion of all pre-professional courses prior to starting the Department of Nursing
• All science coursework must have been completed within the last five years
• Proof of health insurance/immunizations for employment in healthcare field
An admissions assessment test will be administered to all students as part of the Department of Nursing's admissions process.
All students must first complete the admissions process for Morgan State University prior to admission to the Department of Nursing. Please indicate "Nursing" as your intended major on your application. Questions regarding University admissions should be addressed to the Admissions office (443-885-3000). Other questions should be directed to the Department of Nursing (443-885-4144).
Please note: A criminal background check is required prior to clinical practice. Please note that adverse criminal background checks may prevent attendance at clinical sites. Additionally, criminal background checks are required prior to nursing licensure; adverse findings may result in denial of licensure.
Admission Requirements to the Graduate Department of Nursing - Master of Science - Nursing
• Two (2) years practice as a registered nurse (RN)
• Results obtained on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). All results should be sent directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) or Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)]; test scores may not be more than five (5) years old prior to date of application.
• Earned B.S. in Nursing from a CCNE, NLN or State approved institution
• 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale in all undergraduate course work
• Submission of an APA formatted Statement of your philosophy of nursing
• Submission of three professional letters of recommendation
• If the applicant's native language is not English, the applicant must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum average score of 550 and no sub-score below 52 (paper version) or 79 with no sub-score below 17 internet based test).
Dr. Maija Anderson, Director
Jenkins Building Room 308
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251
P: (443) 885-4144
F: (443) 885-8391
Comments or Suggestions:
Graduate Program Inquiries:
Carol Ann Hendricks