Domestic admissions process
College of Nursing Applicants
Beginning Fall 2024, applicants who are interested in receiving a graduate degree in Nursing from Michigan’s premier research institution, please apply through the AACN-operated universal application system NursingCAS. Applicants are not required to submit a separate WSU application. For Winter 2024 MSN and Graduate Certificate programs, please use the graduate school domestic and international links below.
You must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a comparable degree from an officially recognized institution outside the United States to apply for graduate admission.
If you are applying to a master's program, your minimum undergraduate GPA must be 2.75 or its equivalent in upper division coursework. If you are applying to a doctoral program, your minimum undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or its equivalent in upper division coursework.
All materials submitted during the application process become the property of the university and will not be returned.
Submit your transcript(s)
To begin the application review, upload unofficial copies of academic transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions from which you earned a bachelor's degree or higher. If you are admitted, you must submit an official transcript of your completed bachelor's degree.
Demonstrate English proficiency
The Graduate School's English Language Proficiency requirements are the absolute minimum; programs can set higher minimum standards. You are expected to learn and meet the requirements set by your program of interest.
Scholarships and fellowships
Now's the time to explore the funding opportunities available to you.
Check with your program of interest whether they require additional materials. These can include a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation, a writing sample, portfolio, vita or biographical sketch or resume, etc.
Your program may require you to have official test scores (such as GRE, GMAT, etc.) sent directly to WSU. Test scores must be received directly from the agency administering the test. To expedite the processing and review of your application, you may upload an unofficial (copy) report, while waiting for the official to be received and processed. If needed, the Wayne State University school code is 1898.
Even though you have submitted the application online, your application may be considered incomplete by the program if additional materials have not been submitted.
You can check the status of your application by logging into your WSU application account. Forgot your login credentials? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.