Change of Specialty Process Instructions

To request a change of specialty, you must follow these instructions.

After discussion with your current academic advisor, you must submit a change of specialty application.

The application will be considered at the same time and in the same manner as other applicants to the degree program. All normal application deadline dates apply. Please note that you will not forfeit your spot in the original degree program due to re-application to a different degree program.

You are required to submit the following:

  1. A personal statement that addresses educational and professional goals.
  2. Your curriculum vitae or professional resume
  3. An UMSON unofficial transcript
    NOTE: Please do not list any other institutions you attended on the application
  4. A letter of recommendation from your current UMSON academic advisor

Please note that the Office of Admissions and Student Scholarships will retrieve your UMSON transcript on your behalf. You do not have to submit your official UMSON transcript.

If you are declined admission to a different specialty, you may choose to remain in the original degree program or withdraw from the nursing program completely.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Office of Admissions and Student Scholarships at 410-706-0501, option 2 or

Complete the Change of Specialty Application