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Interested Applicants to the MS in Nursing Program

We are accepting applications to the AGNP-PC program.  As we transition our other programs to BS to DNP, we are no longer accepting applicants to FNP, PNP, and FPMHNP MS program tracks.  Please contact the College of Nursing Admissions Representative at admiss@upstate.edu to discuss other potential degree options.

We are now enrolling students in the BS to DNP program for those interested in FNP, PNP, or FPMHNP Nurse Practitioner Programs.

Apply to the MS Degree in Nursing

Fall 2023 Admissions - July 1, 2023


How To Apply

1. Complete the SUNY Upstate application

Submit the College of Nursing application. The cost of this application is $65. All prerequisite courses must be completed before the start of classes, but need not be completed at the time the application is submitted. List on the application all the classes you are currently taking and/or plan to take prior to entry into the program. PLEASE NOTE: this application does NOT offer spell check.

2. Submit Three Letters of Recommendation

Letters must come from a professor/faculty member, a manager/supervisor, or an advanced practice nurse. One letter must be from your current supervisor and someone able to evaluate your clinical experience. The committee will not accept letters of recommendation from a colleague. Applicants will submit their reference's information when filling out their application for admission. Upon submission of the application, the references will receive instructions on how to submit them through MyUpstate.

3. Submit Official Transcripts

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from every college attended or every college from which they have received credit. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to the Admissions Office by the records office of the issuing institution. Official transcripts delivered by hand will be accepted only if they are sealed in the original envelope provided by the community college or university and bear the university seal and the signature of the registrar of the issuing institution. Applicants should e-mail grade updates to apply@upstate.edu at the end of the fall semester. SUNY Upstate Medical University alumni or current students are not required to submit transcripts unless any courses have been completed at another college since the time of your original application.

If your college transcripts are not in English, or are not in the same grading system as the United States, you will need to get a translation and a course-by-course educational credential evaluation completed by an approved agency.  While we are most familiar with World Education Services (WES), we will accept any evaluation service that is accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Official electronic transcripts are preferred and can be sent to apply@upstate.edu.

If sending by stamped mail: 

SUNY Upstate Medical University
750 East Adams Street
Admissions and Financial Aid
1213 Weiskotten Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210


You will be notified of a decision soon after the Admissions Committee reviews your completed application.

Once accepted, you must send a $150 deposit to reserve your place in the entering class. This deposit will be deducted from your first semester tuition. All acceptances are contingent upon satisfactory completion of any college course work in progress.