Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health program is considered on a competitive basis for prospective students who are registered nurses and hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Applications will be received through the Midwestern University website or the Nursing Centralized Application System (CAS). The University Admission’s Team will review each application for completeness and complete applications will be referred to the MSN Admissions Committee.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health 

program, applicants must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing, granted by a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
  2. Current and unencumbered licensure to practice as a registered nurse in at least one legal jurisdiction in the United States and its territories.
  3. Submission of current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to highlight current clinical, educational, or administrative practice related to nursing that can serve to facilitate successful completion of the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health program.
  4. Certification by applicants that there are no pending or reasonably anticipated investigations of their registered nursing licensure or advanced practice certification (if applicable).
  5. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  6. Successful completion of a college-level statistics course with a grade of a “C” or higher. “C-“will not be accepted.
  7. Oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with faculty, patients, and colleagues.
  8. Successful completion of a Midwestern University Criminal Background Check.
  9. Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
  10. Submission of a personal statement.
  11. Successful completion of all physical examination and inoculation requirements prior to matriculation.
  12. Certification of Basic Life Support (BLS) and AED Training for Healthcare Providers prior to matriculation.

Application Process and Deadlines

To be considered for admission into the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health program, applicants must submit to the University’s Office of Admissions or through the Nursing Centralized Application System (CAS), the following:

  1. A completed Application for Admission form.
  2. Official transcripts verifying completion of a baccalaureate or higher-level degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited program, and satisfactory completion of all prerequisite coursework with a grade of a “C” or higher. “C-“will not be accepted.
  3. Official final transcripts from all colleges attended, post-high school.

Please be advised that applications are due no later than July 15th (early submissions are encouraged), either through the Midwestern University website at or the NursingCAS system (

Questions related to the Midwestern University Admissions Portal can be directed to the office of admissions (888/247-9277 or 623/572-3215; and general admissions questions can be directed to the Program Director (Dr. Pagán:

Please note: The receipt of the application materials and the status of the file can be tracked on the University's website. Upon receipt of the application, the Office of Admissions will send instructions for accessing account information. Applicants are responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions, at the above address, of any changes in mailing address and/or e-mail address.

All requests for withdrawal of an application must be submitted in writing, via e-mail, fax, or letter to the Office of Admissions.

Selection Process

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health program at Midwestern University uses a rolling admissions process.

Completed applications are reviewed and decisions to admit candidates are made at regular intervals during the admission cycle until the class is filled. The Admissions Committee reviews all completed applications to the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health program and then formulates and submits recommendation to the Dean for final approval. The Dean, via the Office of Admissions, notifies applicants in writing of admission decisions. Applicants are required to submit their applications by July 15th. Applicants are notified of their selection status no later than two weeks after their file has been completed.

Reapplication Process

Students who receive denial or end-of-cycle letters may reapply for the following year's admissions cycle.

Before reapplying, however, individuals contemplating reapplication should seek the advice of an admissions counselor. To initiate the reapplication process, prospective students must complete and submit a new application and proceed through the standard application process.

Transfer Policy

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)/Nurse Leadership in Global Health program may elect to accept transfer students. Transfer students must apply to the program and, if qualified, must participate in an admissions interview. Any requests for consideration of transfer credit must be provided in writing no later than September 1st. Supporting documents such as course syllabi must also accompany this request. The Admissions Committee must approve all transfer students and will determine the number of graduate transfer credits granted (not to exceed 8 credits).

In order to receive credit for previous coursework completed at other institutions, students must submit a Transfer of Credit Request Application to be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. The transfer of credit has the following conditions:

  1. Transferred course credit is limited to graduate level courses from recognized, regionally accredited degree granting institutions.
  2. Credit is not transferred for a clinical practicum or an internship.
  3. Credit may only be awarded for courses in which grades of B- or better were attained.
  4. Credit can only be awarded for courses completed within the seven-year period prior to matriculation.
  5. Transfer of Credit Request Applications must be submitted by August 1st (prior to matriculation into the program).
  6. Please contact the program for a list of eligible courses for transfer.