Leadership MSN Admissions

Academics & Admissions

​​Application Deadline

Aug. 1
for fall admission

Dec. 1
for spring admission

Admission Criteria

We consider the following elements in your application:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Current RN license in NJ

Please note that GRE testing is not required.

Application Requirements

When applying, make sure you submit the following:

  • Completed online application including personal statement, resume, and proof of RN licensure
  • Official transcript of all prior college work
  • Two scholarly papers in which you’re the main author, like a published article, book chapter, or paper completed for school (if you don’t have one, you may write a scholarly paper on a topic of your choice — double-spaced and 6- to 10-pages long with APA-formatted references)
  • Two letters of reference from professionals, one of whom must be a nurse academician
  • Paid application fee

If necessary, we will contact you to schedule a faculty interview.

Supporting Documents

Mail your supporting documents to:

Office of Admissions
School of Nursing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
65 Bergen St, Room 601
Newark, NJ 07107