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M.S. Admission

Regular admission to the Master of Science program in nursing requires completion of a nationally accredited baccalaureate program in nursing, a course in physical assessment, a basic graduate-level statistics course, an undergraduate grade-point average of B or above, licensure as a registered nurse in Kansas and Missouri (or exemption based upon location of residence) and 1 year of work experience as a nurse.

A background check is required during the admission process; it may affect the student's eligibility to enter the program. For international applicants, a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language or the International English Language Testing System taken within the last 2 years is required. See KUMC Graduate Studies for information.

Applicants who do not meet the admission criteria for regular admission status may be considered on an individual basis for provisional admission status as either degree-seeking or nondegree-seeking students.

See also Admission in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.

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