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Interested Applicants to the MS in Nursing Program

We are no longer accepting applicants to the MS program as we transition to additional nursing degree programs. Please contact Gabriela Lozanova at admiss@upstate.edu to discuss other potential degree options

How to Apply - MS Nursing

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. 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. For more information on how to apply, please e-mail admiss@upstate.edu

If your college transcripts are not in English, or it is 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.

All official transcripts are to be sent to the Admissions & Financial Aid Office at the address below.

4. Submit copies of your RN License & CPR Certification: Copies of your current RN license and current CPR certification must be presented prior to matriculation.

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Admissions and Financial Aid
766 Irving Ave.
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.