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Master of Science Degree FAQs

Questions About the Application Process

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How do I apply?

You can fill out and submit an application on the How To Apply - Masters page.

More information about the application procedure can be found on the Admissions Requirements page.

How much is the application fee?

The application fee is $65. The application fee is paid online via credit card.

When can I apply?

Applications for the Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Master's program are accepted for the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • We operate on a rolling admission basis.

What type of letters of recommendations should I submit?

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/or someone able to evaluate your clinical experience. The committee will not accept letters of recommendation from a friend/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.


How can I check the status of my application?

After you apply, you will receive access to an online status checker.

Can I defer my acceptance?

We consider deferrals on a case-by-case basis.

Can I meet with an admissions advisor?

If you'd like to speak with an Admissions Officer, please call 315-464-4570 during normal business hours (weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM). No appointment is necessary. You can also schedule an appointment.

Whom do I call if I have questions about the application process?

 Office of Admissions, 315-464-4570 or admiss@upstate.edu.

If I am not admitted, can I reapply?

Yes, you're welcome to reapply the following cycle. We encourage reapplicants to update their resume, personal statement, and/or letters of recommendation.

I am having technical problems with my online application. What do I do?

Technical support is available during regular business hours over the phone at 315-464-4570. You can also submit an email to admiss@upstate.edu and we will get back to you with instructions or call you with guidance.