Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Requirements
All students must first be admitted to Morgan State University prior to admission to the nursing program. 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 nursing program. Students may apply to the program after they have completed at least 60 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 nursing program.
The Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Program 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 Nursing Program Application
- Three (3) letters of reference (1 academic; 1 personal/character; 1 professional/organizational)
- Completion of all pre-professional courses prior to starting the nursing program
- (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 Nursing Program's admissions process.
All students must first complete the admissions process for Morgan State University prior to admission to the nursing program. Please indicate "Pre-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 Nursing Program (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 to the Graduate Nursing Program - Master of Science - Nursing
Note: Anyone wishing to apply will be required to adhere to the following updated and added requirements:
• 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
• Must submit an APA formatted Statement of your philosophy of nursing
• Must submit 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).
The Morgan State University Nursing Program application is a multi-step process;
Step 1: Each student must complete the School of Graduate Studies electronic application.
Step 2: Students qualified by the Graduate School will then be reviewed to determine if they meet the Nursing Program's criteria.
Step 3: Students who meet the criteria for both the Graduate School and the Masters of Science Nursing Program will be invited for an interview.
Step 4: Once the interview has been completed, the Admissions Committee will consider all information and make a final determination.
NOTE: If the applicant's native language is not English, the applicant must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum average score of 550 with no subscore below 52 (paper version) or 79 with no subscore below 17 internet based test).
Conditional Admission: An applicant who has not completed all of the requirements for full admission may be admitted conditionally to the Masters of Science (Nursing) degree program. Students admitted with a conditional status must complete the unmet requirement(s) in the designated time established by the Graduate School. The student must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 grading scale throughout the conditional status. Upon completion of requirements the Graduate Coordinator will submit a request to the Graduate School Office to lift the conditional status.