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Application for the College of Nursing Post Baccalaureate to MSN

Attention Applicants
Distance Education Information:

MUSC has been approved by South Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Currently, MUSC accepts applications to the Master of Science program from students who live in all states except Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York and the territory of Puerto Rico.

To learn more please see this page.

Master of Science in Nursing Programs

Students may enter the MSN- Nurse Practitioner program with a BSN.  Fall admittance only.  The primary care areas of focus for MSN students include adult-gerontology, family and pediatric practice tracks.  MSN graduates from these tracks will be eligible for certification as a nurse practitioner. 

Precepted clinical experiences are individually arranged by the student. Clinicals can be done in the area that students live.  Students may have to travel to clinical sites if a local preceptor is not available.

Full and part-time plans of study are available. An individual program plan of study is completed at the time of admission into the program.

Additional program information may be found at 


The admission to the graduate program is a two-step process.

  1. Initially, the Graduate Program Committee (GPC) Admission, Progression, and Graduation (APG) Committee determines which applicants meet all admission requirements and are eligible for admission.
  2. Final admission decisions are completed based upon availability of faculty and College resources in relationship to the applicants’ desired area of specialization and/or focus of DNP practice inquiry project.

The Admission, Progression and Graduate (APG) committee has final review and approval of admissions.

International Applicants

Due to the distance-education nature of this program, MUSC is unable to issue- I-20 forms to allow students to obtain F-1 student visas. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and those holding other valid U.S. visas will be accepted.

Application Time Frames

All students seeking admission must complete an application for admission and pay a nonrefundable application processing fee to the Office of Enrollment Management and adhere to the established deadlines. Applications received after published deadlines are subject to review only on a space available basis.

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Nurse Practitioner

Adult Gerontology Health Nurse Practitioner Post-baccalaureate Degree

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-baccalaureate Degree

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Post-baccalaureate Degree

Last Published with Edits:  October 24, 2016 11:12 AM
Last Comprehensive Review:  June 2016

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