San Diego State University

MS Application

Please Note: Application to the SDSU School of Nursing Graduate Programs is a two part process. It is necessary to submit applications to both SDSU Graduate Admissions (via CSU Mentor) and the SDSU School of Nursing. See below for details.


Filing Schedule

The application period for all SDSU Graduate Programs opens October 1. The deadline for all application materials depends on the graduate nursing program that you applying for.

1. University Online Application via CSU MENTOR – Must be completed by:

Concentration in Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults and the Elderly
(NP/CNS )
Concentrations in Leadership in Health Care Systems and Women’s Health & Midwifery
December 15 March 1

 

  • All applicants must fill out an online application on CSU Mentor and pay the required fee
  • A SDSU RED ID Number will then be assigned which allows tracking of application status online.

 

2. Official test scores and transcripts sent to Graduate Admissions – Must be received by:

Concentration in Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults and the Elderly
(NP/CNS)
Concentrations in Leadership in Health Care Systems and Women’s Health & Midwifery
January 12 April 1

 

  • GRE (and if applicable, TOEFL) test scores must be sent directly from ETS. (Institution Code: 4682)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Send to:
Enrollment Services
Graduate Admissions Document Processing Unit
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7416

 

3. School of Nursing Program Application – Must be completed by:

Concentration in Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults and the Elderly
(NP/CNS)
Concentrations in Leadership in Health Care Systems and Women’s Health & Midwifery
January 12 April 1

 

  • The School of Nursing Program application requires the following items:
    • Copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (these do not need to be sent directly from the colleges – photocopies are acceptable)
    • Copies of the GRE (and if applicable, TOEFL) test scores.
    • A personal statement that addresses your purpose in pursuing graduate education, motivation derived from past experiences, and future professional goals. This is your opportunity to describe your special characteristics or skills and to articulate how your goals are compatible with the program to which you are applying for. Your ability to write clearly and to effectively demonstrate logical expression of ideas will be evaluated in your personal statement. The personal statement must be typed, double spaced, and should not exceed two pages.
    • Three letters of recommendation – Applicant must provide names and email addresses for recommenders. Recommenders will be invited to complete the recommendation electronically.

 


Information about Supporting Documents for SDSU Graduate Admissions

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

SDSU requires that all graduate program applicants take the GRE prior to admission. See the ETS site  for complete information and practice test questions. Exam scores are to be sent directly to SDSU from ETS.    Scores from the GRE taken within the past 5 years can also be requested from ETS.

We encourage you to take the GRE prior to Nov 1 in order to ensure your score is reported to SDSU by the deadline. If the GRE was taken more than 5 years prior to the 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.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The TOEFL exam is required prior to admission if the Postsecondary instruction was in a language other than English.  Exam scores are to be sent directly to SDSU from ETS.
The institution number for SDSU is 4682.  See the Graduate Bulletin and SDSU Graduate Admissions for minimum acceptable scores and further information.

Transcripts

Submit one set of official transcripts from each issuing institution for all coursework completed following high school. See SDSU Graduate Admissions for further information.