Education/Leadership Admission Requirements

MSN Education/Leadership Track admission requirements:

  • Completed application
  • A non-refundable $35 Application Fee
  • BSN or acceptable baccalaureate degree as determined by the University
  • RN licensure
  • LCU Credit Agreement
  • Official transcripts of all previous university work, including nursing school
  • Favorable letter of reference from professional contact
  • Favorable letter of reference from personal or academic contact
  • Completed criminal background check
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a baccalaureate degree or cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of baccalaureate studies. Graduate transfer applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in twelve or more graduate hours in a discipline relevant to the graduate program for which the applicant is seeking admission.
  • Applicants not meeting the above GPA requirements who have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in their baccalaureate studies may request consideration for unconditional admission if an official exam score report is submitted. Applicants must have scored at least 800 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken before August 1, 2011; 286 on the Revised Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken after August 1, 2011; or at least 400 on the Miller Analogy Test (MAT).  MSN-FNP track will not accept applicants with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 for the last 60 hours of baccalaureate studies. 

Complete and return the documents to the Department of Nursing at your earliest convenience. All requirements for the master's program must be met before students will be admitted to the program.

Important: Send in items as you get them. Do not wait until you complete everything.

Admission Deadlines:

  • August 2 – August 26, 2019 Entry
  • October 7 – October 21, 2019 Entry
  • December 18 – January 13, 2020 Entry
  • March 2 – March 16, 2020 Entry
  • April 27 – May 11, 2020 Entry

Upon acceptance to the program and prior to enrollment in courses, please note these additional requirements:

  • Student liability insurance is purchased by the Department of Nursing at group rates. A fee is assessed to cover the cost.
  • Criminal background checks are required prior to enrollment. The website is:
  • Students need a current passport for enrollment in NUR 5306 Global and Cultural Health. 

Thank you for considering the MSN program at LCU!

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please contact us through phone.