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School of Nursing
Location: Welch Hall
Phone: 310-243-3426
Fax: 310-516-3542
For more information related to the School of Nursing, please contact Cathy Crandall: 310-243 -3426

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with an upper division major in nursing (BSN) and a NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing program or the equivalent as determined by CSUDH Student Affairs Committee.
  • Overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a four-point scale) higher in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted.
  • Current and active RN licensure in the United States.
  • Completion of statistics (descriptive and inferential) and upper division research courses. Students who have not taken these courses in the undergraduate program may enroll in them concurrently with graduate coursework. They must be completed prior to MSN 530.
  • The Graduate Writing Examination (GWE) requirement (or equivalent) must be met prior to admission OR during the first semester of coursework with a score of 8 or better.
  • Submission of a professional resume and 100-200 word essay describing the congruence of the applicant's educational goals with the CSUDH MSN program.

Other Program Requirements:

  • Undergraduate transcripts must reflect completion of pathophysiology and health assessment courses.
  • Students who have senior status in BSN programs may take up to two graduate courses if the following conditions are met. Undergraduate students who register for and complete graduate coursework to satisfy requirements for the undergraduate degree or without obtaining prior approval, will not receive course credit for the graduate program. Student has applied for BSN graduation
  • Student's grade point average is 3.0 or higher
  • Student has completed the GWE (or equivalent) with a score of 8 or better
  • Student has submitted the “Graduate Course Credit for Seniors” form prior to registering in graduate coursework.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and a grade of B or better in each course is required. Any student receiving a grade of B- or lower during any term must consult with their graduate advisor. The CSUDH catalog outlines the policies concerning probation and disqualification.