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SBU College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Applying to the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Admission Policy, MSN Program

In addition to admission to the university, all graduate degree-seeking students must formally apply for admission to the College of Nursing graduate MSN degree program. Applicants must complete the following for acceptance into the MSN degree program.

  1. Submit a completed SBU MSN admission form for the MSN Program.


Print, complete and return the application(s) and all documents listed on the application to:

Attention: MSN Admissions
Mercy College of Nursing of SBU
4431 S. Fremont
Springfield, MO  65804

Students Applying to the MSN Program

  • SBU university graduate application with $30 application fee. (Fee waived if previous SBU student)
  • Submission of Application to the MSN program in nursing and all documents listed on the application. $25 MSN application fee (non-refundable)
  • Satisfactory completion of 3 hours of upper division under graduate course in health assessment.
  • Satisfactory completion of graduate level statistics.
  • GPA of 3.0 or better in nursing course work.
  • BSN from an accredited college or university.
  • Licensure as registered nurse in the State of Missouri or eligible for licensure in the State of Missouri.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty and employer or others who can address the applicant’s potential to succeed in graduate study.
  • Submission of an essay (no longer than 2 pages) outlining how a MSN will facilitate the accomplishment of the applicant’s professional goals and career path.
  • There may be clinical requirement such as background check, drug screening or immunization records after admission