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Admission Requirements For Master's Degree Concentrations

To learn more about the admission requirements for our Master's degree programs, please select the link below that best describes your educational background.

Please note: the Nurse Anesthesia concentration has separate admission requirements.

  • I am a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing

    Admission to the Master's program is competitive and is based on a review of materials submitted and on the availability of adequate classroom, clinical facilities, and faculty. The applicant is responsible for compiling and submitting the complete set of materials. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    Applicants must meet the following requirements before applying for this program:

    • Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing from a regionally accredited program
    • Earned a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale in all upper-level coursework while working on a baccalaureate degree.*
    • Evidence of current Florida RN license in good standing.
    • The Adult Nurse Practitioner/Occupational Health concentration has a dual degree with the College of Public Health (COPH) and thus additional COPH requirements may apply for that concentration. Please email nurstudent@health.usf.edu for more information on Occupational Health.

    *The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and Family concentrations are highly competitive. Thus, admission requirements may be higher for those concentrations.

    For More Information:

    The College of Nursing offers prospective students a number of ways to obtain more information about Graduate programs:

    Please note: The College of Nursing offers the above resources for individuals to learn more about our masters program. In order to provide service to the large number of prospective applicants, the College of Nursing Graduate Office is unable to offer walk-in or individual appointments prior to a Masters student being admitted to the College.

    All information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and is superseded by the catalog for your intended term of entry.

  • I am a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's degree in another field

    Admission to the Master's program is competitive and is based on a review of materials submitted and on the availability of adequate classroom, clinical facilities, and faculty. The applicant is responsible for compiling and submitting the complete set of materials. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    Applicants must meet the following requirements before applying for this program:

    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited program
    • Earned a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale in all upper-level coursework while working on a baccalaureate degree.*
    • Evidence of current Florida RN license in good standing.
    • The Adult Nurse Practitioner/Occupational Health concentration has a dual degree with the College of Public Health (COPH) and thus additional COPH requirements may apply for that concentration. Please email nurstudent@health.usf.edu for more information on Occupational Health.

    *The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care and Family concentrations are highly competitive. Thus, admission requirements may be higher for those concentrations.

    For More Information:

    The College of Nursing offers prospective students a number of ways to obtain more information about Graduate programs:

    Please note: The College of Nursing offers the above resources for individuals to learn more about our masters program. In order to provide service to the large number of prospective applicants, the College of Nursing Graduate Office is unable to offer walk-in or individual appointments prior to a Masters student being admitted to the College.

    All information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and is superseded by the catalog for your intended term of entry.

  • I am a Registered Nurse without a Bachelor's degree

    Admission to the RN-MS accelerated graduate program is competitive. Admission is based on a review of materials submitted and on the availability of adequate classroom, clinical facilities, and faculty.

    Applicants must meet the following requirements by the application deadline for the intended term of entry:

    • Acceptance at the USF undergraduate admissions office
    • An overall GPA of 3.5 or higher on all undergraduate work (excluding Associate of Science Nursing courses)
    • Completed Associates Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution
    • Student must NOT have a Bachelors Degree in any field (if so, apply directly to graduate programs following the steps above)
    • Evidence of current Florida RN licensure in good standing
    • English Composition I & II (6) (ENC1101, ENC1102) with a minimum grade of C

    For More Information

    The College of Nursing offers prospective students a number of ways to obtain more information about our programs:

    Please note: The College of Nursing may require nursing students at any level to complete a criminal background check. It is imperative for all applicants to the nursing program to disclose all prior criminal background on the University application (undergraduate or graduate) in order to avoid serious consequences if or when a background check is required.

    All information contained in this document is for informational purposes only and is superseded by the catalog for your intended term of entry.