Master's Program

Application Process and Deadlines

For Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Programs

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

Please note: the Nurse Anesthesia program has a separate application process.

  • I am a Registered Nurse

    with a Bachelor's degree

    Application Process

    Applicants who meet the admission requirements should complete the steps below to successfully apply:

    1. Submit a Graduate Admissions Application

    2. Submit a NursingCAS Application
    Required Documentation: All documentation (e.g., transcripts, resume, certifications, etc.) must be uploaded to NursingCAS by the deadline in order for applications to be considered.

    Interview Requirement:
    In addition to fulfilling the application requirements, a personal interview with faculty will be required.

    International Admissions
    • Foreign Transcripts: All coursework and degrees completed outside the United States require a course by course evaluation from an approved evaluating agency. Foreign transcript evaluation services approved by the USF Graduate School. Please note that the Florida Board of Nursing maintains its own list of approved evaluating agencies.Transcript evaluations must be received at the College of Nursing in their original sealed envelopes by the deadlines posted.
    • English Language: Applicants from countries where English is not the official language must demonstrate English proficiency. Please see USF Graduate Catalog for more information or contact USF Office of International Admissions.

    Application Deadlines

    All steps in the application process must be completed by 5:00 pm on the deadline for the application term.

     Term  Application Open  Deadline to Apply
    Fall 2018
    October 15, 2017
    *March 15, 2018

    *Note: All concentrations will admit students on a space available basis after the deadline to apply. To see the current space availability click here.

     Master's Concentrations  Admission Term
    Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Fall
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Fall
    Family Health Nursing Fall
    Nursing Education Fall
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing / Occupational Health Nursing Fall
    Pediatric Health Nursing Fall


    All information is for informational purposes only and is superseded by the catalog for your intended term of entry.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

    Please Note: We are currently not admitting students who have an RN without a Bachelor's Degree.  Effective for the Fall 2017 Admissions.  Please check back later for an update.

    Application Process

    Applicants who meet the admission requirements should complete the steps below to successfully apply:
    1. Submit a Graduate Admissions Application
    2. Submit a NursingCAS Application
    Required Documentation: All documentation (e.g., transcripts, resume, certifications, etc.) must be uploaded to NursingCAS by the deadline in order for applications to be considered.

    Interview Requirement:
    In addition to fulfilling the application requirements, a personal interview with faculty will be required.

    International Admissions
    • Foreign Transcripts: All coursework and degrees completed outside the United States require a course by course evaluation from an approved evaluating agency. Foreign transcript evaluation services approved by the USF Graduate School. Please note that the Florida Board of Nursing maintains its own list of approved evaluating agencies. Transcript evaluations must be received at the College of Nursing in their original sealed envelopes by the deadlines posted.
    • English Language: Applicants from countries where English is not the official language must demonstrate English proficiency. Please see the USF Graduate Catalog for more information or contact the USF Office of International Admissions.

    Application Deadlines

    All steps in the application process must be completed by 5:00 pm on the deadline for the application term.

     Term  Application Open  Deadline to Apply
    Fall 2017  On hold On hold


     Master's Concentrations  Admission Term
    Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Fall
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Fall
    Family Health Nursing Fall
    Nursing Education Fall
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nursing / Occupational Health Nursing Fall
    Pediatric Health Nursing Fall

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

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