Current and prospective graduate students should contact the School of Nursing
at 619-594-1021 or by email email@example.com with any questions.
- Q1 - Where do I find information?
SDSU Home Page
- Q2 - What programs are offered?
The School of Nursing offers a graduate curriculum leading to a Master
of Science Degree in Nursing. There are currently three concentrations of
1) Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults and the Elderly
2) Woman's Health Nursing
3) Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Systems
Students in the Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults and Elderly Concentration
with a specialization in acute/critical care, are prepared as
nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists or
as clinical nurse specialist and nurse educators.
Students in the Women's Health Nursing Concentration may specialize in Nurse-Midwifery, Women's Health Nurse
Practitioner or Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.
- Q3 - What are the admission criteria?
Requirements specific to the School of Nursing MS program are listed on
the Program Requirements page.
Also see the Graduate Bulletin
for additional admission requirements required by SDSU.
- Q4 - How do I apply?
See the application page for
- Q5 - What are the application deadlines?
See the application page for
- Q6 - How Do I Schedule the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)?
All SDSU Graduate applicants are required to take the GRE prior to admission. For further information see the Graduate Admission webpage at http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/grad/#requirements. Exam scores are to be sent directly to SDSU from the Educational
Testing Service. The institution number for SDSU is 4682. If the GRE was taken more than 5 years prior to application, an official copy of the GRE scores will be accepted. If you already
have a Master's or higher degree from an institution that is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools, you are not required to take the GRE.
- Q7 - When do classes start?
Please refer to the SDSU
- Q8 - When are classes scheduled?
The class schedule is published prior to the opening of each semester. See the registrar-maintained class schedule. Changes in the schedule will be posted on the School of Nursing Class Schedule page.
- Q9 - What are the graduate student fees/tuition?
Please see the Graduate
Bulletin or go to http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/costs.html for current registration fees.
- Q10 - How do I apply for financial aid?
Information about financial aid programs may be obtained at http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/costs.html
- Q11 - Will I be accepted into graduate school if my undergraduate GPA was less than 3.0?
Occasionally, an exception to this requirement may be made based on demonstration of excellence in other requirements. In this case the student would be admitted on a Conditional status pending completion of specified course work with grades of B or better.
- Q12 - May I attend graduate school if I am a registered nurse with a
baccalaureate degree in another discipline?
Registered Nurses with baccalaureate degrees in other disciplines will
be evaluated on an individual basis and may be required to enroll in designated
courses to complete upper division nursing deficiencies prior to graduate
- Q13 - May I attend graduate school if I am NOT a registered nurse but
have a baccalaureate degree in another discipline?
At the present time we do not have a Master's entry program for individuals
who are not registered nurses. Students must have a registered nurse license as well as meet other admission criteria as stated in the Graduate
- Q14 - How many courses may I transfer from another university?
Up to 12 semester units may be accepted in transfer from an accredited
School of Nursing. You will be asked to submit documentation (e.g., course
syllabi) for transfer courses so that these courses may be evaluated for
equivalency of content to the courses offered at SDSU. However, any course
completed more than seven years prior to the date on which all requirements
for the degree are completed cannot be used to satisfy the unit requirements
of the official program of study.
- Q15 - Is graduate student housing available?
On Campus Housing
Graduate student housing information may be obtained by calling 619-594-5742.
Housing applications are accepted beginning each November 1st for the following
fall semester and beginning September 1st for the following spring semester.
More information may be found on the SDSU
Housing and Residential Education site.
Off Campus Housing
The Housing and Residential Life Office maintains an Off-campus
Housing page with current listings of off-campus rental units. Family
housing is not available on campus, thus off-campus housing serves the needs
of families and others.