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As part of our community, you will learn from renowned scholars, teachers, researchers, and clinicians. Our goal is to shape the practice of nursing through scholarship in order to provide better health care outcomes locally, regionally, and nationally.

Before You Begin

Review the admission deadlines and requirements for your program of interest.


How to Apply

Step 1: Complete your online application.

  1. Have your credit or debit card ready so that you can pay the non-refundable $75 application fee.
  2. You will create a Login ID and Password/Personal Identification Number (PIN). Write it down and keep it in a secure place so that you can return to your application before your final submission and check your application status.
Select the application for your desired start date:

Summer and Fall 2019

Click the button above to:

  • submit your online application and fee
  • check your application status.

(Submit this form for login assistance.)

Spring 2020 and Beyond

Click the button above to:

  • submit your online application and fee
  • submit/request any supporting materials
  • check your application status.

We recommend that you return to your application for regular updates.

PhD Students Only: You must complete the Graduate School's online application instead.


Step 2: Submit your supporting materials.

In addition to the online application, supporting materials are required of applicants in each admission category. Please complete the application before sending supporting materials; if any of your supporting material was accidentally sent prior to the submission of your application, contact us at admissions.nursing@umaryland.edu.

Applications and supporting material submitted to the School of Nursing become the property of the University of Maryland and will not be returned. Applicants should make and retain copies of all application documents before submission.


Admission Deadlines and Requirements by Program

BSN Admission Deadlines and Requirements

In this section:


Deadlines:

Spring 2020 Timeline
Application Opens April 1
Deadline Sept. 1
Your online application and all supplemental materials must be received by this date.
Application Review mid-Sept. through mid-Oct.
Admissions Decisions Announced mid Oct. through early Nov.

 


Qualifications:

  • an overall GPA of 3.0
  • a science GPA of 3.0 (chemistry, anatomy and physiology I and II, microbiology)
  • a degree from a U.S. high school, college, or university; otherwise, you are required to take the TOEFL or IETLS to demonstrate English proficiency (learn more)

Prerequisite Coursework:

Applicants are required to complete 59 credits of prerequisite course work from an accredited institution, as listed on the Prerequisite Course List.

  • Prior to applying, applicants must complete a minimum of:
    • two science courses (chemistry with lab, anatomy and physiology I and II with lab, and microbiology with lab)
    • one other course (human growth and development, statistics, and nutrition).
  • Applicants can have no more than four total courses in progress at the time of application. Additionally, due to the timing:
    • spring applicants must submit all final grades by the end of December
    • fall applicants must submit all final grades by the end of July

The following prerequisite science courses must also have been completed within the last 10 years in order to be eligible for consideration:

  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Microbiology

Application Materials:

Materials

Submission Guidelines

Online Application and non-refundable $75 application fee.

Start your application now via the Admissions Dashboard.

The Admissions Dashboard is where you will:

  • submit your online application and fee
  • submit/request any supplemental documents
  • check your application status.

We recommend that you continue to log in for regular updates.

One recommendation. Your recommendation must come from a professor who can attest to your academic performance. Only the first recommendation received will be considered. 

Submit/request these materials via the Admissions Dashboard.

 

 

 

Essay. Please submit a concise essay (200-word limit for each essay prompt). Your essays will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee so we may learn more about you; it also serves as a writing sample. Please respond to the two essay prompts:

  • Prompt 1: What do you think is the nurse's role in promoting social justice and health equity?
  • Prompt 2: Describe a challenge you face in your life and the strategies taken to overcome the challenge.

If there is additional information regarding your academic history that you wish to share with the Admissions Committee, please submit an additional essay (200 word limit) via the Additional Supplemental in this section.

Typed résumé or CV. Be sure to include your full name with your résumé submission.

Prerequisite Course List. Download, print, and complete the Prerequisite Course List. Prerequisite courses must be taken at regionally or nationally accredited schools. ACE credits are not accepted.

Official transcripts. An official transcript from every institution previously attended or currently attending must be submitted in a sealed envelope, as prepared by the sending institution. Electronic transcripts from University System of Maryland institutions will be accepted in lieu of official, sealed transcripts.

  • Official AP, CLEP and IB scores must be submitted if being used for prerequisite credit. To use AP scores you must have scored a 4 or higher.
  • If you have completed coursework outside of the U.S., you must have your official transcript evaluated.

Returning students are required to submit UMSON transcripts via the Office of the Registrar.

Failure to list all schools attended on the application and to submit the corresponding transcript(s) may make you ineligible for admission.

Have each institution submit electronically or submit by mail to:
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Student and Academic Services
655 West Lombard Street, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579

Official Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Scores. You are required to successfully complete this nursing entrance exam through the Assessment Technologies Institute.

FAQs regarding the TEAS can be found here.

For more information or for any registration issues, contact ATI at 1-800-667-7531.

 

Select UMSON when you take your test, or contact ATI to have your scores submitted to UMSON.

Official scores of Version IV, V, or VI need to be received by UMSON no later than:

  • September 1 to be considered for spring

  • February 1 to be considered for fall admission. 

 

Residency classification. Applicants who are claiming in-state (Maryland) residency MUST apply for in-state status. 

Complete a residency application and submit it either by mail, e-mail, or fax to the Office of the Registrar using the instructions supplied at the bottom of the residency application. The completed application, signed and dated, should be submitted prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission.


Applicants without a High School Diploma or College Degree in the U.S:

  • If you do not have a degree from a U.S. high school, college, or university, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • If you have completed coursework outside of the U.S., you must have your transcripts evaluated.

More information.


If you have questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, contact the Office of Admissions to avoid errors that could delay the processing of your application.

RN-to-BSN Admission Deadlines and Requirements

In this section:


Deadlines:

Fall 2019
Application Closes July 15
Deadline to Submit All Documents July 23

 

Spring 2020
Application Opens April 1, 2019
Deadline Jan. 6, 2020
Your online application and all supplemental materials must be received by this date.
Application Review mid-April through mid-Jan.
Admissions Decisions Announced mid-April through mid-Jan.

Competitive applicants will be offered admission first. Space is limited so applicants are encouraged to apply early.


Qualifications:

Competitive candidates for admission typically exhibit an academic and professional background that includes:

  • an overall GPA of 3.0
  • a preferred science GPA of 2.75 (chemistry, anatomy and physiology I and II, microbiology)
  • experience in nursing

Prerequisite Coursework:

Applicants are required to complete 59 credits of prerequisite course work from an accredited institution, as listed on the Prerequisite Course List.

  • Prior to applying,applicats should complete a minimum of:
    • two science courses (chemistry with lab, anatomy and physiology I and II with lab, and microbiology with lab)
    • one other course (human growth and development, statistics, and nutrition).
  • Applicants can have no more than four total courses in progress at the time of application. Additionally, due to the timing:
    • spring applicants must submit all final grades by the end of December
    • fall applicants must submit all final grades by the end of July

Admissions Materials:

Materials

Fall 2019 Applicants

Spring 2020 and Beyond Applicants

Online Application and non-refundable $75 application fee.

Start your application now via the Student User Friendly System (SURFS).

SURFS is where you will:

  • submit your online application and fee
  • check your application status.

(Submit this form for login assistance.)

We recommend that you continue to log in for regular updates.

 

Start your application now via the Admissions Dashboard.

The Admissions Dashboard is where you will:

  • submit your online application and fee
  • submit/request any supplemental documents
  • check your application status.

We recommend that you continue to log in for regular updates.

 
One recommendation. Recommendation must come from a professional or academic source (e.g., an academic advisor, nursing program instructor, or nurse manager or supervisor). Only the first recommendation received will be considered.  Complete this form to generate a request to a recommender you identify. For all Spring 2019 and later applicants, a form and letter will be required. Submit/request these materials via the Admissions Dashboard.    
Essay. Please submit a concise essay (no more than 300 words) that clearly describes how the completion of the RN to BSN option will influence your nursing practice. Your essay will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee so that we may learn more about you; it also serves as a writing sample. The Admissions Committee is looking for a well-articulated response. Submit these materials via our Supplemental Documents Form.(Alternatively, we accept submissions via email.) 
Typed résumé or CV. Be sure to include your full name with your résumé submission.
Prerequisite Course List. Download, print, and complete the Prerequisite Course List. Prerequisite courses must be taken at regionally or nationally accredited schools. ACE credits are not accepted.
A copy of your valid, unrestricted (current) RN license in the United States. For a current list of compact states, see the Maryland Board of Nursing website; if you hold an active Maryland RN license, send us a copy of your printable license verification, available on the Maryland Board of Nursing website.
Official transcripts. An official transcript from every institution previously attended or currently attending must be submitted in a sealed envelope, as prepared by the sending institution. Electronic transcripts from University System of Maryland institutions will be accepted in lieu of official, sealed transcripts.
  • Official AP, CLEP and IB scores must be submitted if being used for prerequisite credit. To use AP scores you must have scored a 4 or higher.
  • If you have completed coursework outside of the U.S., you must have your official transcript evaluated.
Returning students are required to submit UMSON transcripts via the Office of the Registrar.Failure to list all schools attended on the application and to submit the corresponding transcript(s) may make you ineligible for admission.
Submit by mail to:
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Student and Academic Services
655 West Lombard Street, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579  
Residency classification. Applicants who are claiming in-state (Maryland) residency MUST apply for in-state status.  Complete a residency application and submit it either by mail, e-mail, or fax to the Office of the Registrar using the instructions supplied at the bottom of the residency application. The completed application, signed and dated, should be submitted prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission.

Applicants without a High School Diploma or College Degree in the U.S:

  • If you do not have a degree from a U.S. high school, college, or university, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • If you have completed coursework outside of the U.S., you must have your transcripts evaluated.

More information.

This program is not eligible for F-1 or J-1 student visa sponsorship by the University of Maryland, Baltimore due to the amount of online courses.


If you have questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, contact the Office of Admissions to avoid errors that could delay the processing of your application.

RN-to-MSN Admission Deadlines and Requirements

In this section:


Deadlines:

Fall 2019
Application Closes July 15
Deadline to Submit All Documents July 23

 

Spring 2020
Application Opens April 1, 2019
Deadline Jan. 6, 2020
Your online application and all supplemental materials must be received by this date.
Application Review mid-April through mid-Jan.
Admissions Decisions Announced mid-April through mid-Jan.

Competitive applicants will be offered admission first. Space is limited so applicants are encouraged to apply early.


Qualifications:

  • an overall GPA of 3.0
  • a science GPA of 3.0 (chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology)

Application Materials:

Materials

Fall 2019 Applicants

Spring 2020 and Beyond Applicants

 
Online Application and non-refundable $75 application fee. Start your application now via the Student User Friendly System (SURFS).SURFS is where you will:
  • submit your online application and fee
  • check your application status.
(Submit this form for login assistance.)
Start your application now via the Admissions Dashboard.The Admissions Dashboard is where you will:
  • submit your online application and fee
  • submit/request any supplemental documents
  • check your application status.
We recommend that you continue to log in for regular updates. 
One recommendation. Your recommendation must come from a recent professional source. Only the first recommendation received will be considered.  Complete this form to generate a request to a recommender you identify. For all Spring 2019 and later applicants, a form and letter will be required. Submit/request these materials via the Admissions Dashboard.       
Essay. Please submit a concise essay that addresses your prior education and work experience, as well as how you expect the BSN and the MSN to enhance your professional career goals. A well-written essay will incorporate the following:
  • Your motivation and primary reasons for pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Based on your professional experience, specify qualities that you feel are essential to nursing.
  • Address the specific specialty area you would like to pursue as well as the population you plan to serve.
  • Describe your specific research interests in this specialty area.
Submit these materials via our Supplemental Documents Form.(Alternatively, we accept submissions via email.)
Typed résumé or CV. Be sure to include your full name with your résumé submission.
Prerequisite Course List. Download, print, and complete the Prerequisite Course List. Prerequisite courses must be taken at regionally or nationally accredited schools. ACE credits are not accepted.
A copy of your valid, unrestricted (current) RN license in the United States. For a current list of compact states, see the Maryland Board of Nursing website; if you hold an active Maryland RN license, send us a copy of your printable license verification, available on the Maryland Board of Nursing website.
Official transcripts. An official transcript from every institution previously attended or currently attending must be submitted in a sealed envelope, as prepared by the sending institution. Electronic transcripts from University System of Maryland institutions will be accepted in lieu of official, sealed transcripts.Returning students are required to submit UMSON transcripts via the Office of the Registrar. Submit by mail to:
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Student and Academic Services
655 West Lombard Street, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579  
Residency classification. Applicants who are claiming in-state (Maryland) residency MUST apply for in-state status.  Complete a residency application and submit it either by mail, e-mail, or fax to the Office of the Registrar using the instructions supplied at the bottom of the residency application. The completed application, signed and dated, should be submitted prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission.

Applicants without a High School Diploma or College Degree in the U.S:

  • If you do not have a degree from a U.S. high school, college, or university, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • If you have completed coursework outside of the U.S., you must have your transcripts evaluated.

More information.

This program is not eligible for F-1 or J-1 student visa sponsorship by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, due to the amount of online courses.


If you have questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, contact the Office of Admissions to avoid errors that could delay the processing of your application.

CNL Admission Deadlines and Requirements

In this section:


Deadlines:

Spring 2020 Timeline
Application Opens April 1
Priority Deadline Aug. 1
Your online application and all supplemental materials must be received by this date.
Deadline Oct. 1
Application Review mid-Aug. through mid-Nov.
Interviews mid-Aug. through mid-Nov.
Admissions Decisions Announced mid-Aug. through mid-Nov.

Competitive applicants will be offered admission first. Space is limited so applicants are encouraged to apply early. 


Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree in a major other than nursing with an overall undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Science Prerequisite GPA of 3.0 (chemistry, anatomy and physiology I and II, and microbiology)

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • General Chemistry with Lab*
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab*
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab*
  • Microbiology with Lab*
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Statistics
  • Nutrition

*The science prerequisite science courses must have been completed within the last 10 years in order to be eligible for consideration.

Prior to applying, applicants must complete a minimum of:

  • two science prerequisite courses
    (chemistry with lab, anatomy and physiology I and II with lab, and microbiology with lab)
  • one other prerequisite course
    (human growth and development, statistics, and nutrition)

All prerequisite courses must be complete prior to matriculation.

  • spring applicants must submit all final grades by the end of December
  • fall applicants must submit all final grades by the end of July

Application Materials:

Materials

Submission Guidelines

Online Application and non-refundable $75 application fee.

Start your application now via the Admissions Dashboard.

The Admissions Dashboard is where you will:

  • submit your online application and fee
  • submit/request any supplemental documents
  • check your application status.

We recommend that you continue to log in for regular updates.

One recommendation. Your recommendation must come from a professor who can attest to your academic performance. Only the first recommendation received will be considered.

Submit/request these materials via the Admissions Dashboard.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Essay. Please submit a 500-1,000-word essay that addresses the following:

  • Discuss your motivation to pursue the profession of nursing and why you have chosen the Clinical Nurse Leader option for your nursing education.
  • Identify at least one important role of the Clinical Nurse Leader that you find interesting or compelling and provide examples of how you see yourself practicing as a Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Describe the population of interest or the area of health care in which you would like to work after graduation.
  • Briefly summarize what you hope to be doing professionally five years from now.

Typed résumé or CV. Be sure to include your full name with your résumé submission.

Prerequisite Course List. Download, print, and complete the Prerequisite Course List. Prerequisite courses must be taken at regionally or nationally accredited schools. ACE credits are not accepted.

Official transcripts. An official transcript from every institution previously attended or currently attending must be submitted in a sealed envelope, as prepared by the sending institution. Electronic transcripts from University System of Maryland institutions will be accepted in lieu of official, sealed transcripts.

Returning students are required to submit UMSON transcripts via the Office of the Registrar.

Have each institution submit electronically or submit by mail to:
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Student and Academic Services
655 West Lombard Street, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579

Residency classification. Applicants who are claiming in-state (Maryland) residency MUST apply for in-state status. 

Complete a residency application and submit it either by mail, e-mail, or fax to the Office of the Registrar using the instructions supplied at the bottom of the residency application. The completed application, signed and dated, should be submitted prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission.

Applicants to the CNL program who meet minimum standards to be considered for admission will be asked to interview in person as part of the selection process. The interview will also include a proctored writing sample.


Applicants without a High School Diploma or College Degree in the U.S:

  • If you do not have a degree from a U.S. high school, college, or university, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • If you have completed coursework outside of the U.S., you must have your transcripts evaluated.

More information.


If you have questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, contact the Office of Admissions to avoid errors that could delay the processing of your application.

MSN Admission Deadlines and Requirements

In this section:


Deadlines:

Fall 2019
Still accepting applications.

 

Spring 2020
Application Opens April 1
Deadline

Jan. 6
Your online application and all supplemental materials must be received by this date.

Application Review mid-April through mid-Jan.
Admissions Decisions Announced early May through mid-Jan.

Competitive applicants will be offered admission first. Space is limited so applicants are encouraged to apply early.


Qualifications:

  • bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing from:
    • an ACEN- (formally known as NLNAC) or CCNE-accredited college or university
      or
    • an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution
  • an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0

Application Materials:

Materials

Fall 2019 Applicants

Spring 2020 and Beyond Applicants

 
Online Application and non-refundable $75 application fee. Start your application now via the Student User Friendly System (SURFS).SURFS is where you will:
  • submit your online application and fee
  • check your application status.
Within the application:
  • Community and Public Health applicants should select NURS - MS on the application type dropdown list.
  • Health Services Leadership and Management (all options) and Nursing Informatics applicants should select NURS - Online Masters on the application type dropdown list.
(Submit this form for login assistance.)We recommend that you continue to log in for regular updates.
Start your application now via the Admissions Dashboard.The Admissions Dashboard is where you will:
  • submit your online application and fee
  • submit/request any supplemental documents
  • check your application status.
We recommend that you continue to log in for regular updates. 
One recommendation. Your recommendation must come from a recent professional source. Only the first recommendation received will be considered. Complete this form to generate a request to a recommender you identify. For all Spring 2019 and later applicants, a form and letter will be required. Submit/request these materials via the Admissions Dashboard.      
Essay. Please submit a 500-1,000-word essay that addresses the following:
  • The specific specialty area you like to pursue and your motivation for pursuing a master’s degree in nursing in this specialty.
  • The population you would like to service or the area of health care in which you would like to work after graduation.
  • The qualities you feel are essential to the advanced nursing profession that you bring with you.
  • What are your research interests or your practice issues in this specialty area?
Submit these materials via our Supplemental Documents Form.(Alternatively, we accept submissions via email.) 
Typed résumé or CV. Be sure to include your full name with your résumé submission.
A copy of your valid, unrestricted (current) RN license in the United States. For a current list of compact states, see the Maryland Board of Nursing website; if you hold an active Maryland RN license, send us a copy of your printable license verification, available on the Maryland Board of Nursing website.
Official transcripts. An official transcript from every institution previously attended or currently attending must be submitted in a sealed envelope, as prepared by the sending institution. Electronic transcripts from University System of Maryland institutions will be accepted in lieu of official, sealed transcripts.Returning students are required to submit UMSON transcripts via the Office of the Registrar. Submit by mail to:
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Student and Academic Services
655 West Lombard Street, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579  
Residency classification. Applicants who are claiming in-state (Maryland) residency MUST apply for in-state status.  Complete a residency application and submit it either by mail, e-mail, or fax to the Office of the Registrar using the instructions supplied at the bottom of the residency application. The completed application, signed and dated, should be submitted prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission.

Applicants without a High School Diploma or College Degree in the U.S:

  • If you do not have a degree from a U.S. high school, college, or university, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • If you have completed coursework outside of the U.S., you must have your transcripts evaluated.

More information.

The Health Service Leadership management and Nursing Informatics master's specialties are not eligible for F-1 or J-1 student visa sponsorship by the University of Maryland, Baltimore due to the amount of online courses.


If you have questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, contact the Office of Admissions to avoid errors that could delay the processing of your application.

DNP - Nurse Anesthesia Specialty - Admission Deadlines and Requirements

In this section:


Deadlines:

The Nurse Anesthesia specialty accepts applicants for the summer session only
(All other specialties and the Post-Master's DNP option accept students for fall admission.)

For best consideration, applicants are encouraged to have all required application materials submitted by the deadlines listed below.

  • Completed applications received after the priority deadline date will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
  • After the admissions committee file review, applicants may be invited to an on-campus interview.
  • Applicants not selected for an interview will not be advanced to the next stage of applicant review. 
Summer 2020 Timeline
Application Opens April 1
Deadline Sept. 1
Your online application and all supplemental application materials must be received by this date.
Application review Sept. through Oct.
Interviews mid-Oct. through mid-Nov.
Admissions Decisions Announced late Nov. through early Dec.


Qualifications

  • bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing from:
    • an ACEN- (formally known as NLNAC) or CCNE-accredited college or university
      or
    • an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution
  • an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0

Application Materials:

Materials/Qualification

Submission Guidelines

Online Application and non-refundable $75 application fee.

Start your application now via the Admissions Dashboard.

The Admissions Dashboard is where you will:

  • submit your online application and fee
  • submit/request any supprting materials
  • check your application status.

We recommend that you continue to log in for regular updates.

Two recommendations. Recommendations must come from sources knowledgeable about your work performance and experience. Only the first two recommendations received will be considered.

Submit/request these materials via the Admissions Dashboard.

 

Essay. You may submit the essay portion with your online application. We recommend that you compose the essay portion using word processing software and copy and paste it into the text box in the online application.

Applicants are expected to submit a concise essay (no more than 350 words) addressing the following:

Describe why you want to receive a Doctor in Nursing Practice degree with a Nurse Anesthesia specialty, what motivated you to seek Nurse Anesthesia as a specialty, and what your plans are following your education.

Typed résumé or CV. Be sure to include your full name with your résumé submission.

A copy of your valid, unrestricted (current) RN license in the United States. For a current list of compact states, see the Maryland Board of Nursing website; if you hold an active Maryland RN license, send us a copy of your printable license verification, available on the Maryland Board of Nursing website.

Official transcripts. An official transcript from every institution previously attended or currently attending must be submitted in a sealed envelope, as prepared by the sending institution. Electronic transcripts from University System of Maryland institutions will be accepted in lieu of official, sealed transcripts.

Returning students are required to submit UMSON transcripts via the Office of the Registrar.

Have each institution submit electronically or submit by mail to:
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Student and Academic Services
655 West Lombard Street, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579

Residency classification. Applicants who are claiming in-state (Maryland) residency MUST apply for in-state status. 

Complete a residency application and submit it either by mail, e-mail, or fax to the Office of the Registrar using the instructions supplied at the bottom of the residency application. The completed application, signed and dated, should be submitted prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission.

An interview with selected applicants will be arranged after the applications are received and reviewed.


Applicants without a High School Diploma or College Degree in the U.S:

  • If you do not have a degree from a U.S. high school, college, or university, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • If you have completed coursework outside of the U.S., you must have your transcripts evaluated.

More information.

This program is not eligible for F-1 or J-1 student visa sponsorship by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, due to the amount of online courses.


If you have questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, contact the Office of Admissions to avoid errors that could delay the processing of your application.

DNP Admission Deadlines and Requirements

Note: The Nurse Anesthesia specialty accepts applicants for the summer session only and has different deadlines and requirements. 

All other specialties and the Post-Master's DNP option accept students for fall admission.


In this section:


Deadlines:

For best consideration, applicants are encouraged to have all required application materials submitted by the deadlines listed below.

  • Completed applications received after the priority deadline are reviewed on a space-available basis.
  • After the admissions committee file review, applicants may be invited to an on-campus interview.
  • Applicants not selected for an interview will not be advanced to the next stage of applicant review. 

Admissions decisions are expected to be announced mid-February.

Program/SpecialtyDeadline(s)

Post-Master’s Option

No longer accepting applications.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Priority Deadline:
Nov. 1, 2018

Still accepting applications.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Priority Deadline: 
Nov. 1, 2018

Still accepting applications.

Family Nurse Practitioner 

No longer accepting applications.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

No longer accepting applications.

Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 

No longer accepting applications.

 

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

No longer accepting applications.

 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

No longer accepting applications.

 
 

Qualifications:

  • bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing from:
    • an ACEN- (formally known as NLNAC) or CCNE-accredited college or university
      or
    • an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution
  • an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0

Application Materials:

Materials/Qualification

Submission Guidelines

Online Application and non-refundable $75 application fee.

Start your application now.

On the application drop down list:

  • post-baccalaureate DNP with specialty pathway applicants should select NURS – DNP – POST BSN
  • post-master's DNP with specialty applicants should select NURS – DNP with Specialties
  • post-master's DNP (without specialty) applicants should select NURS – DNP

Learn more about our DNP pathways.

Two recommendations. Recommendations must come from sources knowledgeable about your work performance and experience. Only the first two recommendations received will be considered.

Complete this form to generate a request to a recommender you identify. For all Spring 2019 and later applicants, a form and letter will be required.

Official transcripts. An official transcript from every institution previously attended or currently attending must be submitted in a sealed envelope, as prepared by the sending institution. Electronic transcripts from University System of Maryland institutions will be accepted in lieu of official, sealed transcripts.

Returning students are required to submit UMSON transcripts via the Office of the Registrar.

Submit by mail to:
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Student and Academic Services
655 West Lombard Street, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579

Essay. You may submit the essay portion with your online application. We recommend that you compose the essay portion using word processing software and copy and paste it into the text box in the online application.

Applicants are expected to submit a concise essay (no more than 350 words) addressing the following:

How will earning this degree (or post-doctoral certificate) impact your care of the population you expect to serve after graduation?

Submit these materials via our Supplemental Documents Form.

(Alternatively, we accept submissions via email.)

 

 

Typed résumé or CV. Be sure to include your full name with your résumé submission.

A copy of your valid, unrestricted (current) RN license in the United States. For a current list of compact states, see the Maryland Board of Nursing website; if you hold an active Maryland RN license, send us a copy of your printable license verification, available on the Maryland Board of Nursing website.

Residency classification. Applicants who are claiming in-state (Maryland) residency MUST apply for in-state status. 

Complete a residency application and submit it either by mail, e-mail, or fax to the Office of the Registrar using the instructions supplied at the bottom of the residency application. The completed application, signed and dated, should be submitted prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission.

Verification of Nursing Practicum Hours Form (required for post-master's option applicants only).

Complete this form.


An interview with selected applicants will be arranged after the applications are received and reviewed.


Applicants without a High School Diploma or College Degree in the U.S:

  • If you do not have a degree from a U.S. high school, college, or university, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • If you have completed coursework outside of the U.S., you must have your transcripts evaluated.

More information.

This program is not eligible for F-1 or J-1 student visa sponsorship by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, due to the amount of online courses.


If you have questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, contact the Office of Admissions to avoid errors that could delay the processing of your application.

Post-Doctoral Certificate Admission Deadlines and Requirements

Post-Doctoral Certificates are available for the following specialty areas:

Learn more about our DNP Pathways.


In this section:


Deadlines:

Fall Admission

  • Priority Deadline: Nov. 1*
  • Deadline: June 1

Spring Admission:

  • Priority Deadline: Oct. 1*
  • Deadline: Nov. 15

*For best consideration, applicants are encouraged to have all required application materials submitted by the priority deadline.


Qualifications:

  • a DNP or PhD degree

Application Materials:

Materials/Qualification

Submission Guidelines

Online Application and non-refundable $75 application fee.

Start your application now.

On the application drop down list select NURS - Postdoc Certificate.

Two recommendations. Recommendations must come from sources knowledgeable about your work performance and experience. Only the first two recommendations received will be considered.

Complete this form to generate a request to a recommender you identify. For all Spring 2019 and later applicants, a form and letter will be required.

Official transcripts. An official transcript from every institution previously attended or currently attending must be submitted in a sealed envelope, as prepared by the sending institution. Electronic transcripts from University System of Maryland institutions will be accepted in lieu of official, sealed transcripts.

Returning students are required to submit UMSON transcripts via the Office of the Registrar.

Submit by mail to:
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Student and Academic Services
655 West Lombard Street, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579

Essay. You may submit the essay portion with your online application. We recommend that you compose the essay portion using word processing software and copy and paste it into the text box in the online application.

Applicants are expected to submit a concise essay (no more than 350 words) addressing the following:

  • How will earning this degree (or post-doctoral certificate) impact your care of the population you expect to serve after graduation?
Submit these materials via our Supplemental Documents Form.

(Alternatively, we accept submissions via email.)

 

 

Typed résumé or CV. Be sure to include your full name with your résumé submission.

A copy of your active, unrestricted State of Maryland or compact state RN license. For a current list of compact states, see the Maryland Board of Nursing website; if you hold an active Maryland RN license, send us a copy of your printable license verification, available on the Maryland Board of Nursing website.

Residency classification. Applicants who are claiming in-state (Maryland) residency MUST apply for in-state status. 

Complete a residency application and submit it either by mail, e-mail, or fax to the Office of the Registrar using the instructions supplied at the bottom of the residency application. The completed application, signed and dated, should be submitted prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission.


An interview with selected applicants will be arranged after the applications are received and reviewed.


Applicants without a High School Diploma or College Degree in the U.S:

  • If you do not have a degree from a U.S. high school, college, or university, you are required to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • If you have completed coursework outside of the U.S., you must have your transcripts evaluated.

More information.

This program is not eligible for F-1 or J-1 student visa sponsorship by the University of Maryland, Baltimore.


If you have questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, contact the Office of Admissions to avoid errors that could delay the processing of your application.

PhD Admission Deadlines and Requirements

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Deadline:

  • fall enrollment: Nov. 1

Your application and all supplemental materials must be received by this date.


Qualifications:

Applicants should possess a bachelor's or master's degree with a major in nursing or a related health field from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution.


Application Materials: 

All applicants must satisfy the general requirements of the University of Maryland Graduate School and submit the following materials:

Material/Qualifications Submission Guidelines
Online Application and non-refundable $75 application fee Start your application now.

Official Transcript(s) in English or native language transcript or mark sheets (if applicable) from your undergraduate and graduate schools listing subjects studied or marks received and rank in class or division. Transcripts should delineate a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all previous course work (baccalaureate, master's, and any subsequent coursework).

Returning students are required to submit UMSON transcripts via the Office of the Registrar.

Send by mail to:
Graduate School

University of Maryland, Baltimore
620 West Lexington Street, 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required only for applicants with a GPA lower than 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or 4.01 on a 5.0 scale in your most recently earned degree. If the GRE is required you must have taken the test within five years of application date.

Use code 5848 for the Graduate School.
Three letters of recommendation providing evidence of personal and professional qualifications from three doctoral-prepared professionals familiar with the applicant's ability, work experience, contributions to nursing, and potential for success in the PhD program. Use this online form.
Curriculum vitae Submit via email to:
NRSDoctoral@umaryland.edu
Please put "CV: [Last Name], [First Name]" in the subject line.
Essay describing your academic goals and research interests. It is important that your research interests match with our faculty expertise. Please review our faculty research interests and mention a faculty member who may be appropriate.
Submit via email to:
NRSDoctoral@umaryland.edu
If you're a registered nurse:
Verification of active, unrestricted licensure
for the practice of nursing in at least one state in the U.S. or in a foreign country.
Submit via email to:
NRSDoctoral@umaryland.edu
If your native language or home language is not English:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam scores; the minimum acceptable TOEFL score for admission is 550 for paper-based tests, 80 for the internet-based tests. IELTS test takers must score no less than Band 7 (total).
Use code 5848 for the Graduate School.

If you have questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, contact NRSDoctoral@umaryland.edu to avoid errors that could delay the processing of your application.

Certificate Admission Deadlines and Requirements

Click the certificate below to see admission requirements and application deadlines.

Coursework Only Admission Deadlines and Requirements

In this section:


Deadlines:

Semester Deadline
Summer May 1
Fall Aug. 1
Spring Jan. 1

The Admission Committee will review completed applications on a rolling basis and release decisions throughout the admission cycle. Space may be limited so applicants are highly encouraged to apply early and well in advance of the deadline. If you are accepted, you will receive notification and more details on course registration, tuition status, compliance requirements, etc.


Qualifications:

  • an earned bachelor’s degree from a four year institution or equivalent
  • an overall GPA of 2.75

Application Materials:

Materials

Submission Guidelines

Online Application and non-refundable $75 application fee.

Start your application now.

Official transcripts. An official transcript from every institution previously attended or currently attending must be submitted in a sealed envelope, as prepared by the sending institution. Electronic transcripts from University System of Maryland institutions will be accepted in lieu of official, sealed transcripts.

Returning students are required to submit UMSON transcripts via the Office of the Registrar.

Submit by mail to:
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Office of Student and Academic Services
655 West Lombard Street, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21201-1579

Residency classification. Applicants who are claiming in-state (Maryland) residency MUST apply for in-state status. 

Complete a residency application and submit it either by mail, e-mail, or fax to the Office of the Registrar using the instructions supplied at the bottom of the residency application. The completed application, signed and dated, should be submitted prior to the first day of enrollment for the term and program for which you are seeking admission.


If you have questions regarding the admissions requirements or process, contact the Office of Admissions to avoid errors that could delay the processing of your application.

A Few Tips
  1. Your application and all supporting documents must be received by the deadline.
  2. Clearly identify yourself by using your complete name, where appropriate, on all application materials submitted by mail.
  3. Indicate any previous names on the electronic application.  
  4. If you are a military applicant, contact the Office of Admissions after submitting your application.

Additional Admission Forms


Contact Us

Questions about the application process? Contact the Office of Admissions at 410-706-0501 (option #2) or admissions.nursing@umaryland.edu.


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